The Norse gods can answer prayers but only unselfish ones, thus with centuries of “if you help me do this, I promise I’ll do that,” prayers going unanswered, the old gods had almost been forgotten.

But not by everyone and as her birth took a dangerous turn, the pagan mother prayed to her chosen God, Loki.

“Loki, if it’s my time I will go willingly, but please protect my child. Watch over her and her father and help them to be happy, please.”

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Desire is a dangerous feeling. It clouds your mind.
More than love. When you are in love, you can’t tell the difference between right and wrong. It’s pure and innocent.
However, when you desire someone, you know exactly what is right or wrong; but you choose your choice anyway.
It is far from innocent. You enjoy the fire and you just give in.
—  Hira