Episode 22 - Crime and Envy Part II: Loki Yees His Last Haw

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Previously, Loki took it upon himself to orchestrate the murder of the gods' golden boy, Baldr. In this episode, Loki's actions finally come back to haunt him as the gods exact their revenge. We'll discuss how this story differs between accounts in the two Eddas, and even dig in to a lesser-known part of the story preserved mainly in Gesta Danorum. And with this story out of the way, the stage has finally been fully set for Ragnarök.

Sources:

  • “Dictionary of Northern Mythology” by Rudolf Simek, 2007
  • “Relative sá and the dating of Eddic and skaldic poetry” by Christopher D. Sapp, 2019
  • “Studier over de nordiske gude- og heltesagns oprindelse” by Sophus Bugge, 1881
  • “Gesta Danorum” transl. by Karsten Friis-Jensen and Peter Fisher, 2015
  • “The Poetic Edda”, transl. by Carolyne Larrington, 2014
  • “The Prose Edda”, transl. by Anthony Faulkes, 1995

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Celebration by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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