The Punishment of Loki

The Punishment of Loki

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Loki (non.)
Loki is counted among the gods but is a giant by birth.

Gods and Goddesses

Baldr (non.)
Balder (en.)
The god who was killed by his brother Höðr.
Njarfi (non.)
Njarfi is the son of Sigyn and Loki. As a part of Loki's punishment for killing Baldr, Njarfi is disemboweled by his own brother. His entrails are then used to bind Loki.
Sigyn (non.)
Loki's wife. According to Snorri, she was one of the Æsir. She used a bowl to catch the drops of venom dripping from the snake that Skaði fastened above Loki when he was bound.


Creation Myth
A series of myths concerning the creation of the world, the origins of the gods, and the creation of humans.
The Punishment of Loki
Snorri says in Gylfaginning that the Æsir pursued Loki after the death of Baldr. Loki tried to evade capture by shapeshifting into a salmon and hiding in a stream. The gods noticed the ashes of a net, that Loki had invented and then burned, so they made a net and used it to capture him. The gods used the guts of one of Loki's sons to him to a rock with a snake dripping venom on his head. Loki's wife Sigyn stayed with him and held a bowl to catch the venom but had to leave Loki occasionally to empty the bowl.

Mythological Events

Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.

Source Materials:

Heroes of Asgard (1930 ed.) (en.)
The third illustrated edition of The Heroes of Asgard was published in 1930 and was illustrated by C. E. Brock.

Source Persons

Brock, Charles E. (en.)
b. 5 February 1870
d. 28 February 1938
Nationality: English
Occupation: painter, line artist and book illustrator
Keary, Annie (en.)
b. 3rd March 1825
d. 3rd March 1879
Nationality: English
Occupation: Novelist, poet, and childrens book writer.
Anna Maria Keary, known as Annie Keary, was an English novelist, poet, and children's writer. Her sister Eliza Keary collaborated with her in writing “The Heroes of Asgard” that was first published in 1857 and many times thereafter.