Miscellaneous Myths: Loki

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  • Butter Bun

    Butter Bun

    50 мүнөт мурун

    Loki is just one big mama bird, case closed

  • Friðrik Rafn Arnarson

    Friðrik Rafn Arnarson

    2 саат мурун

    Loki is not the only one with jotun heritage, basically all the gods have some jotun in them. Great video btw :)

  • Michael Psedo

    Michael Psedo

    2 саат мурун

    now i want stories with loki as the protagonist that ISNT marvel fanfic

  • Unknown User .O.N

    Unknown User .O.N

    5 саат мурун

    Ugh Christians Took A lot and I’m just mad at that because Now people have this Restrict against us and now we are the most persecuted “religion” in the world. Also yes Christianity was actually suppose to be different from religion and only relationship with Jesus and the belief of the God. Not anything else Dang it. *Adam and Eve..so..* So yes I’m mad at Christians Cause Now We can’t Do anything thanks to our own People!! Also this is Very interesting and I hope you do a Lucifer video like this. I’m generally Interested. ☺️

  • Cheeto Rat

    Cheeto Rat

    8 саат мурун

    Dilf loki

  • rae


    12 саат мурун

    so loki is chaotic-neutral jesus-satan

  • Jorge Leiva

    Jorge Leiva

    12 саат мурун

    Loki was lowkey a lilith

  • nihanth devalapalli

    nihanth devalapalli

    13 саат мурун

    more monkey king videos

  • Joakim Lundgren

    Joakim Lundgren

    14 саат мурун

    The Gandalf movie character is influenced by Odin. Wise man with staff.

  • Hircine


    15 саат мурун

    Man they were really shit at drawing back in the day.

  • IvanLagayacrus


    15 саат мурун

    3 years of dodging god of war spoilers and this is how that streak dies huh

  • citation pending

    citation pending

    17 саат мурун

    I'll have a fish please.

  • Eon101


    19 саат мурун

    So, wait, Loki was being portrayed as a kinda sympathetic chaotic neutral anti-hero in the old mythological records? Huh...maybe Marvel got something right about him after all.

  • John Cena Babadaba

    John Cena Babadaba

    22 саат мурун

    Modern scholar: How would you describe yourself?
    Loki, chugging a flagon of mead: Chaotic Neutral degenerate.

  • madcat789


    23 саат мурун

    The Æsir lie, cheat, break their debts?
    They must be Trojans.

  • Ribbons0121 R121

    Ribbons0121 R121

    Күн мурун

    no one gonna aacknoledge the "perpetually drunk"?

  • SonicSquire *

    SonicSquire *

    Күн мурун

    are we sure lokis a guy

    • GhostBear3067


      4 саат мурун

      Well, most of the time...

  • Ribbons0121 R121

    Ribbons0121 R121

    Күн мурун

    ok two images are amazing
    1.the part of "um..a smoothie"
    2.the [part where a smol snek gets yeeted into the ocean

  • Ribbons0121 R121

    Ribbons0121 R121

    Күн мурун

    did...did she just call out duolingo?

  • Mike Snicer

    Mike Snicer

    Күн мурун

    Nice tune. 🤘🏼

  • TheRed Ghostman

    TheRed Ghostman

    Күн мурун

    He could be God if stories

  • Maggie Broadstreet

    Maggie Broadstreet

    Күн мурун

    Who is the blue haired protagonist loki and what franchise is he from.

  • Aleksei Schafer

    Aleksei Schafer

    2 күн мурун

    Thank you for including the little details. You said 'bog iron' and I got lost down a rabbit hole of chemistry, geography, and history.

  • Nassaneiru


    2 күн мурун

    I’m sorry, but. Demon dog. Demon dog. DEMON DOG. Let me Make it simpler, D-E-M-O-N D-O-G. Me love dog, yes?

  • Nikki Lyn

    Nikki Lyn

    2 күн мурун

    I just love that all the most cursed kinks are from ancient times like mpreg 😂

  • Casey Matthew

    Casey Matthew

    2 күн мурун

    Loki =Jesus

  • Soham Date

    Soham Date

    2 күн мурун

    The 'guy' who gives birth to a 'horse'????
    How does one do that?

  • Name 22

    Name 22

    2 күн мурун

    The goat thing is probably Loki tied one end of a rope to a goat and the other end around his testicles and began a game of tug of war.

  • Violet Vulpix

    Violet Vulpix

    2 күн мурун

    I headcanon that Loki has no concept of “future” and just constantly acts on impulse and what sounds fun, for better or worse.

  • Zhechel Lin

    Zhechel Lin

    2 күн мурун

    Wait, if Loki is actually a spider, it would make way more sense for him to invent fishing nets(weaving webs) and giving birth to an eight-legged horse(spiders have 8 legs).

  • jacob lopez

    jacob lopez

    3 күн мурун

    I love the art for these stories, 17:06 "BRO WHAT THE HELL!?!?"

  • spector wing

    spector wing

    3 күн мурун

    Ah yes my recipe for loki
    Let's see here...
    A sprinkle of acidna
    A half cup of pandora
    And a package of Jesus.
    Let it simmer for a few hundred years and tada loki

  • matt sherlock

    matt sherlock

    3 күн мурун

    This reminds me of my favorite loki comic. Loki agent of Asgard, a series about loki trying to escape his role as the designated bad guy in thor's story (the gods in this series are kinda living stories, so they are aware that they are shaped by how they are perceived and what kind of story they are in) and in doing so recontexualing his nature as a god of lies by making himself a god of stories instead.

  • CC


    3 күн мурун

    I love how Loki is drawn as clearly having fun in all his roles, even Cartoon Lucifer, but he is visibly uncomfortable as the Antihero!

  • Jason Tanner

    Jason Tanner

    3 күн мурун

    This... Is a majestic piece of work. So well researched and assembled. I love you for this. (And how much knowledge and humor you have brought to my life.) Brava! Bravo!

  • christopher snedeker

    christopher snedeker

    3 күн мурун

    I think it may be that Loki was ment to be an odd man out among the Asier. A working class home and family God among the gods of kings and warriors.

  • Theturtleowl


    3 күн мурун

    Loki is kinda the glue that holds the most important myths together.

  • Loreena MacRae

    Loreena MacRae

    3 күн мурун

    A lot of us who do deity work actually really enjoy having Loki around. He is chaotic but he's also gentle and loving. He'll make you confront your issues but make sure nobody upsets you. If you give him offerings of booze, weed, candy, or toys (he's easily amused), he'll make your life easy and keep you happy. While he may not be a "main" god, he's still a god that will help you be the best, most authentic version of yourself.

  • Elizabeth Hawes

    Elizabeth Hawes

    3 күн мурун

    Question: What's the music at 5:47? It also showed up in the Arthur's Knights video with Galehaut.

  • 0verhaul


    3 күн мурун

    Loki is a mess of themes and narratives. And that's the most Loki thing ever

  • Q. Parablesque

    Q. Parablesque

    3 күн мурун

    Baldr's death reads to me as a moral fable. It shows the folly of a parent's desire to protect their child from the world.
    Freya instilled a sense of invulnerability in her son, which leads to the contest that results in his death. Chaos reminds us that no one is invulnerable.
    There is a tragic logic is Baldr dying from mistletoe. Parents try to anticipate every danger to their child, great and small. But they can never anticipate every threat. Giving the child a sense of perpetual safety can be very dangerous.
    Freya denied Baldr the ability or need to fear harm, which killed him in the end.

  • Noah Nguyen

    Noah Nguyen

    3 күн мурун

    That's totally Loki's nature!

  • Rev Bear

    Rev Bear

    3 күн мурун

    Points I brought up in my religious study's course years ago. It was fun to watch the professors have a stroke.

  • beril şevval bekret

    beril şevval bekret

    3 күн мурун

    I still don't understand how abrahamic religons mostly christianity and islam managed to get into so many people's head.

  • Karl Holde

    Karl Holde

    4 күн мурун

    Describing kvasir as "Future key ingredient in the mead of poetry" is freaking hilarious.

  • Rahul Iyer_22

    Rahul Iyer_22

    4 күн мурун

    Maybe loki's name is related to "entangler" because he connects everyone's fates at ragnarok?

  • Ben Joshua Landicho

    Ben Joshua Landicho

    4 күн мурун

    Ohmygod Loki is Jesus! I should start a cult

  • Guro Kjenner Brånå

    Guro Kjenner Brånå

    4 күн мурун

    I wonder if Loki could be connected to Lørdag/Laurdag, the name for Saturday. Laurdag means washing-day, and isn't connected to any god. I don't know the etymology of it, but Loki and Laur sounds vaguely familiar? Plus Loki's transformation into a fish connects him to water, and an association with cleaning would also connect him further to the domestic sphere. Furthermore, if Laurdag was connected to Loki then that would give him a day of the week. And, (this is obviously wild speculation), it could connect him to Saturn, whose association with periodic renewal and parentage can be connected to Loki's role as a parent and in Ragnarok.

  • Fost xSwire

    Fost xSwire

    4 күн мурун

    I believe it's more likely that people gave Loki offerings to keep him away.

    • Mya Hamilton

      Mya Hamilton

      3 күн мурун

      Okay, except that there's a story where that's quite the opposite from what from what happens. In the story, Loka Táttur, a farmer calls on Odin, then Hœnir, and finally Loki to protect his son from a jotunn he made a bet that he would give said jotunn his son if he won. Even though the story was written down really late. It could possibly show that there was an older tradition about Loki protecting humans. Never mind the fact that Loki actually calls Odin out for his treatment of human men in Lokasenna. According to that same poem he supposedly spent eight years living among humans as well. Unfortunately, this story is not recorded. However oh, that doesn't mean he's a nice guy. He's not, nor does he pretend to be. Odin would actually be worse than comparison. Considering the fact that he killed human men ruthlessly and that's why would any human want to worship Him considering the fact that he would just take their loved ones away.

  • Fost xSwire

    Fost xSwire

    4 күн мурун

    Loki doesn't just find some random heart of an unknow person. It was the heart of one of the three witches who gave the Norse gods gold. Whom the Norse gods burnt for her evil deeds. Loki is so adamant to destroy her that he eats her partially burnt heart. The witches final trick. The vile heart corrupts Loki and turns him against the gods. The way to hell is paved with good intentions. It is after this that Loki begins the building of Nagilfar.

  • Mason Walline

    Mason Walline

    4 күн мурун

    Fenris is a good boi.

  • Jawa


    4 күн мурун

    >"anyone who tells you they know what Loki's deal was is trying to sell you something"
    >is trying to sell us Loki enamel pins

  • Waffle Weirdo

    Waffle Weirdo

    4 күн мурун

    People's interpretation of Loki: SATAN or Rebel Antihero
    Actual Loki: *Can't stop getting pregnant*

  • Primo Victoria

    Primo Victoria

    4 күн мурун

    Because of your legends and classics summarized I know about more stories than anyone else in my English class, thank you.

  • Okashi's Pack

    Okashi's Pack

    5 күн мурун

    Welp, Loki is now my favorite mythological being

  • Lee Guo

    Lee Guo

    5 күн мурун

    wow...this channel has some decent chunk of research

  • holly clown

    holly clown

    5 күн мурун

    The inconsistency really works with the whole “trickster god” theme.

  • Kirk Heisterkamp

    Kirk Heisterkamp

    5 күн мурун

    The story about Fenrir makes me want to cry

  • Dleopardxl's Wondrous Musings

    Dleopardxl's Wondrous Musings

    5 күн мурун

    So Loki is Cinderella?

  • Magic Smoke FPV

    Magic Smoke FPV

    5 күн мурун

    Playback speed=.75%

  • Mister Angel

    Mister Angel

    5 күн мурун

    This was a pleasure to listen to.
    Thank you very much. 😎👍

  • Atlas


    5 күн мурун

    There a reasons why hes a major chaos trickster god

  • SaintCyan


    5 күн мурун

    Possible plot point: Ragnarok is a fake ploy sent by an ominous god to Odin. Said god uses Odin’s paranoia to create weapons to kill the Vanir and Aesir. MC uncovers mystery as he goes through smaller arcs and fights the Ominous god and his organization, eventually ending Ragnarok instead of stalling it as Odin did.

    • SaintCyan


      5 күн мурун

      MC is an Ash Lad?

  • Kate Nolting

    Kate Nolting

    5 күн мурун

    you should summarixe Quo Vadis by Sienkiewicz. it’s a monster of book but so gorgeous

  • Tecwyn Jones

    Tecwyn Jones

    5 күн мурун

    I'm just spit-balling here, but it'll be cool if Thursday was actually derived from Thor's day and we just… kept it extremely similar.

  • TJ ONeill

    TJ ONeill

    5 күн мурун

    I feel like a mess of contradictory information and theories is exactly what Loki would’ve wanted

  • Luan28 Martins

    Luan28 Martins

    5 күн мурун

    The trickster shappshifter gender fluid god can't be pin down in a rigid figure.

  • josuke jostar

    josuke jostar

    6 күн мурун

    Loki: *wakes up* I'm cause problems today

  • CelestialSniper


    6 күн мурун

    Ok, this is just a theory, but Odin was also a god of magic right? I think he might have whispered a spell into baldurs ear that would allow Odin to live on through baldur. Just a theory, but it’s an interesting one. Also feel free to correct me if I’m wrong about Odin being a god of magic, as well as knowledge.

  • unfoldingspace8


    6 күн мурун

    Oh I wish the Danish Christmas (or Yule) Calendar Series *Jul i Valhal* (‘Christmas’ tho technically Yule, in Valhalla) had an English translation.
    It’s basically a 24 episode Christmas series (1 for each of the 24 days in/of Christmas, from the 1st to the 24th) about these two kids (I believe their cousins) visiting their grandmother, and accidentally stumbles across and frees Loki, and no has to travel to Valhal to help fix things before Ragnarok can truly begin. It’s actually really good, Thor (or Tor) is a drunk asshole with anger issues, Loki plotting around pulling pranks, cowering, but also being quite clever.
    Fun spoiler, their Grandma’s pet dog turns out to be the chained Fenris wolf.

  • Low Analyser

    Low Analyser

    6 күн мурун

    Congrats to the ones that wrote the subs!

  • Amanda Purello

    Amanda Purello

    6 күн мурун

    i gotta respect how much effort goes into these videos!

  • Anna Tipperina

    Anna Tipperina

    6 күн мурун

    Hello there, algorithm~~

  • Thomas Schrank

    Thomas Schrank

    6 күн мурун

    Loki the entangler or loki the web spinner, I prefer the latter, sounds cooler

  • flavs Joseffo

    flavs Joseffo

    6 күн мурун

    The intro is literally the plot of American Gods lol

  • Cleo LeBlanc

    Cleo LeBlanc

    6 күн мурун

    "Sometimes he's literally Satan"
    *shows Persona 5 Loki*
    Red, you just pissed off SO many Akechi stans.
    Edit: also, is it just me, or does Cool Rebel Antihero Loki kind of look like Akechi?

  • Mary Sue Burnett

    Mary Sue Burnett

    6 күн мурун

    The story of how Valhalla got built made it into the opera, Das Rheingold, the first of the Ring cycle operas. And the operas were about the cursed magic ring.

  • dth9001


    6 күн мурун

    Destripando la historia para una introduccion overly sarcastic para el analisis profundo

  • Robie Wynes

    Robie Wynes

    6 күн мурун

    I loved the fact she used Dionysus as an example of the evolution of the Gods in mythology. Its a nice call back to how she has also evolved to these mythological deep dives since that first one. I appreciate you Red. Thank you^^

    Ps. I am still waiting for that Beacche video. Sorry I had not gotten my part of it done yet.

  • Nunya Biznas

    Nunya Biznas

    7 күн мурун

    Can you do Chronos/Cronos? I can’t find weather or not he’s the god of time, or agriculture, or if he’s the father of the gods?
    I can’t tell if the Greeks actually treated Chronos differently than Kronos or anything, and it seems like there’s a really interesting narrative around how the different generations of rulers happened, and the pre- greek origins of his stories, and what the ancient world thought of time and what it means to be a ruler. (Not to mention the alternate creation myths)

  • Lady Lustrous

    Lady Lustrous

    7 күн мурун

    Loki=yokai. Little household spirits.

    • Thor Jørgensen

      Thor Jørgensen

      5 күн мурун

      No, Loki is a Jotun giant (who has the ability to shapeshift), adopted and raised by the Asir gods (who have the ability to influence parts of natural behaviors).

  • FriendlyShark Ce

    FriendlyShark Ce

    7 күн мурун

    Fucking Loke being Askeladden is a hilarious idea.

  • Crystal Hope Dragon

    Crystal Hope Dragon

    7 күн мурун

    How do you find out about these gods? I’ve been digging everywhere for info on Nabu and I can’t find anything.

  • ShinyEonVA


    7 күн мурун

    ah, Loki, my dude-gal brood pal

  • Casandra Houk

    Casandra Houk

    7 күн мурун

    I'm so mad that I missed the Loki pin. UGH. Hoping for a re-release eventually lol.

  • Gwen Ward

    Gwen Ward

    7 күн мурун

    Hold on... I had a brain wave...
    Remember how Loki creates the fishing net before getting caught? And Red theorized that his name means "entangler?" What if his diefic domain was the god of fish or fishermen? Considering how much the Norse relied of boats, sailing, and working on the sea, it would make sense that there was a got of fish or fishing, but I can't think of one. This could also tie into his "domesic hearth" protection, as he would haave been in charge of a consistant food source that is then cooked and eaten around the hearth.
    Of course, if this is true, you'd think there would be more evidence in the eddas, as christianity has a long history of fish symbolism. I also just looked it up and there is already a god of fishermen (Njordr (sp?), the father of Freyr and Freyja) but seeing as I had to actually look that up, he isn't nearly as relevant to the mythology as he should be to a seafaring society.

    • Nunya Biznas

      Nunya Biznas

      7 күн мурун

      She said that in the video (though briefly, I’ve watched it enough time to remember everything said)



    7 күн мурун

    I love you channel so much...

  • Boo Bailey

    Boo Bailey

    7 күн мурун

    I could listen to you talk about how Loki is actually Jesus alllllll day, that’s my favourite take I’ve ever heard. The whole video is incredible and very pleasing for a Loki stan

  • MacheB


    7 күн мурун

    22:55 I'm swedish and this is the first time I have heard the word lokkanät. I believe it's used locally in some places for describing cobweb because I found when checking swedish dictionary for it, but when googling the word I found that it was more related to fishing nets. It might be more linked to faroese language than the swedish.

  • dragon of the games

    dragon of the games

    7 күн мурун

    So basically loki is that rare God which is actually good than bad

  • Click_here


    7 күн мурун

    Finally someone who knows about leverage, my eternal search is COMPLETE!

  • Mahousuke Songfox

    Mahousuke Songfox

    8 күн мурун

    I love how, weather it be Loki or Hermes, whenever the top god needs someone to do something, the go-to guy is just chilling in a recliner reading something

    • Ore Tychus

      Ore Tychus

      6 күн мурун


  • RhombusHead 2

    RhombusHead 2

    8 күн мурун

    You could say loki's a *web* of contradictions

  • julianto triwijaya

    julianto triwijaya

    8 күн мурун

    So you're saying...Loki is the scapegoat/Jesus? 0_0

  • 제규형


    8 күн мурун

    Thanks for such an interesting video on the trickster of north mythology. I always thought of the Marvel series of Thor and Loki as somewhat weird and fascinating, because it doesn't really portray the events that well. But this does.

  • Nukura's Dump

    Nukura's Dump

    8 күн мурун

    arrested for fish crimes, and also murder.I AGREE.GREATEST!!

  • Jade White

    Jade White

    8 күн мурун

    Will you every do a breakdown of the goddess Hekate like you did for Dionysus? She's not a terribly big character in some of the core mythology we know she is becoming more popular again and I'd be curious about her origins.

  • Jacob Graves

    Jacob Graves

    8 күн мурун

    Probably a conspiracy theory on my part but if Loki was an aspect or title for Odin the All Father title would make even more sense, dad of gods and monsters alike. Also the idea of the god of hearths and homes having a lot of diverse kids with a ton of partners is kind of adorable

  • Olivia Mosier

    Olivia Mosier

    8 күн мурун

    Can you please please please do a video on The Berkshire Lady’s Garland??? Please I’m begging you😂😂

  • 666APRIL HINES666

    666APRIL HINES666

    8 күн мурун

    I love how people think Loki is another name for Enki, when Loki's original root word was Laki (Lake), which is another name for Lakshmi. So, yes. Loki is FEMALE in disguise.