⚫ Norse Traditions
⚫ Ocean/Sea/Lake Witchcraft
⚫ Norse Gods
⚫ LGBT+ Paganism
⚫ LGBT+ esp in Norse Paganism
⚫ The norse gods (Njordr, Loki, Freyja, Idunn and Odin specifically)
⚫ Astral projection
⚫ Nordic History
⚫ Nonbinary witchcraft/ paganism
⚫ Modern Norse paganism
⚫ You work with any of these gods: Njordr, Loki, Freyja, Idunn or Odin
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⚪ You’re a Nazi/ sympathize with Nazis
⚪ You’re transphobic. (ex: TERFs)
⚪ You’re homophobic
⚪ You’re racist (and yes this includes you thinking the gods may only appear as white people)
⚪ You shame people for using curses/hexing
Imagine that someone (in Avengers’ tower perhaps) was able to show Loki a magical mirror which shows the truest wish of the person holding it (a bit like mirror of Erised). It’s supposed to show him how vain and insufferable he is, because everyone thinks it’d depict him on a throne, with all the people kneeling before him. But all that’s shown in the mirror is Frigga with Thor and Odin, surrounded by loved ones and friends, with Loki entirely missing from the happy scene.
Based on comments and tags from this post of mine xD
(I do believe that he can both create an illusion (like in Avengers in Stuttgart) or actually conjure his clothes (like he can conjure other stuff (casket of winters and as I believe that einherjar dagger in TTDW)), so I would believe that he actually does CHANGE his clothes and not just his look but this was fun anyway xD)
Having seen various incorrect, incomplete and inaccurate lists of Norse gods circulating Tumblr, I have decided to write my own and also include common terminology alongside. I will also include other beings who exist within the old lore and modern traditions.
I have opted to include the names in Norwegian, with translations in parenthesise after, along with a brief summary of some of the associations given to some of those gods. Be aware that, as an overview, brevity is necessary here and the individuals should not be oversimplified to basic aspects in your practice!
Æser (Æsir, Male Gods)
Balder (Baldr, Baldur) - Light, purity, rebirth
Brage (Bragi) - Poetry, eloquence, wisdom and music
Delling (Dellingr) - The new day, dawn
Forsete (Forseti) - Justice and reconciliation
Frøy (Freyr) - Vaner, virility, fertility, the sacred religious position of royalty, prosperity, good weather and sunshine
Heimdall(Heimdallr) - The senses, premonition or foreknowledge
Hermod (Hermóðr) - Bravery, spirit, possibly a former mortal hero/king elevated to the Æsir
Hjuke (Hjúki) - Man, lunar activity, lunar phases, moon craters, brother of Bil (the Scandinavian children in the moon)
Hod(Höðr, Hodr) - The blind god, darkness, rebirth, second chances
FrostIron AU where Loki returns to New York (probably with Thor and Bruce?) and Loki and Tony form a relationship. Loki notices that whenever he uses his magic Tony gets uncomfortable. Loki thinks it’s because Tony doesn’t trust him, which is false, and Tony eventually tells him that since Wanda messed with his head he’s been paranoid of her powers and anything similar. Loki works with Tony to get over his paranoia and a few years later when Wanda tries to use her power to upset Tony he just shrugs it off and is like, “You don’t scare me anymore witch.”
Bonus: Loki shows Wanda what true magical power looks like, especially when she tries to use hers to harm Tony.
Note: Reader has the power to see people’s souls when they look in their eyes but doing so almost kills them. During a party at the Tower, Loki comes over and interrupts the peace.
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thank you,” you said, not bothering to look up from your sketch. You’d
chosen that dark corner of the room for a reason; the shadows were supposed to
hide you from view of the rest of the parties guests and give you somewhere
peaceful to hide away until everyone finally left.
So far the people around you had
chatted and laughed, enjoying their evenings, completely unaware of your
existence - a fact that didn’t bother you in the slightest. But now, the figure
standing before you seemed intent on blocking your view of the room and
wouldn’t leave without a moment of your attention.
You looked up ever so slightly
and, keeping your voice as level as you could, told the intruder, "Whatever
it is that you were going to offer me, I don’t want it. Keep your drinks, your
compliments… I don’t want companionship, Loki.”
know who I am?“
know everyone,” you said, matter-of-factly. You had been living in the
Avengers Tower for three months although admittedly you’d barely left your room
during that time. Whilst you’d not actually met any of these people face to
face, you’d read enough about the residents of the building to know who was
who. A redeemed war criminal and a god from mythology was hard to forget.
“If you don’t mind, I’d really rather be alone.”
Ignoring your words completely,
Loki perched himself on the thick arm of the chair in which you had taken
refuge and studied your sketch. His forehead crumpled as he tried to work out
what the swirls of colour represented but, coming to no conclusion, he instead
pointed out, “You’ve not made eye contact with a single person here
just wondered why you’d bother coming at all if you had no intention of
Uncurling your legs from beneath
you, you rose to your feet and turned to leave. Loki immediately stood too,
matching you in height - but only because you were wearing heels; normally he’d
have had at least 5 inches on you. Keeping your unfocused gaze on the ground,
not looking back over your shoulder, you mumbled, “Have a good evening,
Having finally pushed your way
through the crowd towards your uncle Tony, you tapped his arm and nodded
towards the exit. He smiled understandingly and kissed your forehead, wishing
you a good night’s sleep. You both knew how unlikely that would be.
A few hours later, needing a
break from staring blankly at your computer screens, you grabbed a blanket and
silently made your way to the kitchen, down the hall from your room. You
switched the light on and set about making yourself a sandwich when you heard
something at the door.
it a little late for a sandwich?“ Loki asked. You cast a brief look in his
general direction and saw him leaning casually against the door frame. He looked
good but you stopped yourself from studying him too deeply for fear of what
don’t run on a normal daylight schedule,” you pointed out.
do you do that requires such a strange timetable?“
Glancing over his way before
letting your gaze fall again, you said, "It’s only strange because you
follow a different pattern.”
doesn’t answer my question.“
know,” you replied, placing your sandwich on a plate and cutting it
diagonally in half. Rummaging through one of the highest cupboards, you found a
packet of biscuits and put a few on the plate. Loki didn’t say anything but he
knew the packet actually belonged to Tony who had been hiding them, convinced
that someone was stealing them in the night. Who knew he’d been right.
Having replaced the packet, you
turned on your heels and headed out the kitchen without another word but,
before you could make it two steps past the god, he caught your arm and pulled
you back towards him. “You still won’t look at me.”
You stayed silent, really not
wanting to go into the details. The last thing you wanted from Loki - from
anybody - was sympathy or judgement. Gently tugging your arm free, you
whispered, “I can’t.”
at you! At anyone!” you hissed, far more aggressively than you’d intended.
Taking a calming breath, you explained, “When I look into a person’s eyes,
I see their soul. It’s too overwhelming. I don’t know how to control what I see.”
that what you were drawing at the party?“
of. Even if I don’t make eye contact, I can still see souls as a light around a
person. It tells me a lot about them. Kind or cruel. Brave or cowardly. It can
be helpful in knowing who to stay away from.”
Loki didn’t respond and the
silence hung heavily between you. It took you a moment but you quickly realised
what was bothering him so much about this. He thought that your refusal to meet
his gaze was a condemnation of his soul based on the glimpse you must have seen
You grabbed his arm as he went to
leave and shook your head. “Oh! It’s not what you think, Loki…”
He clearly didn’t believe you so,
despite knowing that you’d regret it, you let yourself meet his dark glare. What
you saw was almost indescribable. Your vision filled with colours so intense
you feared you’d go blind in their majesty. Huge swirls of green and blue wrapped
themselves around you, pulling so tightly that you could almost forget they
weren’t really there. The vision was so dynamic, never once stopping in its
ebbing and flowing as the colours rolled over you.
As you tried to push the colours
away, you noticed cracks beginning to form in the vibrant ribbons. They grew
and grew until the grey and black had tainted every single strand around you.
It drained the energy from the swirls, leaving them cold and broken.
The emptiness started to spread
through your own body and you could feel yourself shaking, unable to stop it.
Your heart was pounding so quickly in your chest that you were sure it would
burst out any second now. The pain in your head was so sharp it felt like you’d
been shot. It took every ounce of your control - fuelled by an underlying
current of panic - to push the visions away until all you could see was a
Opening your eyes, you found
yourself in your bed. Tony was sat awkwardly in a chair beside your feet, his
limbs hanging heavily as he slept. You didn’t dare look but knew you had other
company too. Keeping your gaze on the ceiling, you said quietly, “It
wasn’t because I thought I’d see horrible things, Loki. I wasn’t looking because
every time I do it almost kills me.”
Without even thinking, you turned
over and looked him straight in the eyes. Much to your surprise, you saw
nothing. Only the beautiful emerald green of his irises. You tried to speak but
no sound came out and you ended up gawping at the god. “I… I…
illusion,“ he said, gesturing to his body with a strangely proud look on
his face. Obviously, you would be proud if you looked as great as he did but
you suspected that probably wasn’t the source of his smugness - at least not
today. "My very clever solution. Illusions aren’t real so have no souls. You can look at
me without fear.”
don’t fear you, Loki,“ you replied, a little too quickly. "Why would
you do this?”
know what it is like to live in solitude. You deserve better than that.“A
grin spread across his face as he added, "Plus, it will annoy everyone
else when they realise I’ve gotten to know you before them.”
You scoffed, rolling over again
so your back was to him. “Thank you, Loki, but right now I just want to
sleep. I need to clear my head before I can really process this.”
A tingle spread across your head
as Loki stroked your hair but before you could turn to him the illusion had
faded. In that moment, Tony began to stir. He groaned as he stretched his arms
out, shaking off the stiffness from sleeping in a chair far too small for him.
“Morning, kid… How are you feeling?”
been worse,“ you said, pulling the quilt over your face so you weren’t
tempted to look your uncle in the eye. You let out a moan as you felt a sharp
pain in your chest, momentarily taking your attention away from the dull
thudding in your skull. "Damage report?”
caught you so there wasn’t too much damage. We ran a few tests,
anyway.“ You knew his lack of further explanation meant the results hadn’t
been good. The bed sagged under his added weight as he sat beside you.
"No-one’s going to treat you differently here, Y/N. We’ve all suffered. If
you let us, I’m sure we could come up with a solution.”
You were about to snap back that
you weren’t a lab rat to be experimented on but held your tongue. He was only
trying to help you live a normal life and if anyone could come up with a
solution, it would be Tony…
Much to your uncle’s surprise you
peaked your head out from beneath the quilt and nodded. Even though you kept
your gaze away from his eyes, it was clear he was worried about you.
“Thank you, Tony. I really would like that. But now? Go get some rest. You
do you,“ he mumbled back, ruffling your hair as he left.
Imagine Malekith and Kurse don’t kill Frigga but kidnap her and then try to ransom her against the Aether. Odin thinks he will only see Frigga again if he is prepared for the world to be turned to darkness. He thinks little of sacrificing Jane though, which maddens Thor and turns him against his father.
Loki has no reason to help Thor, but he sympathizes with Jane and besides, he has developed a personal interest in the power of the Aether. So he casts a spell to pull the Aether from Jane’s body, only to find that his magic isn’t enough (which may be just as well as he was thinking of absorbing the Aether himself).
Meanwhile, Frigga is being a terrible hostage. She can’t escape but she can still make her captors’ lives hell. Their ship’s instruments show incessant reruns of Midgardian cartoons, the lights won’t switch off anywhere and the elves can’t sleep. Then they start finding Frigga everywhere - multiple Friggas - and don’t know which is the real Queen and which are their crewmates transformed into her lookalikes.
Like in the film story, Thor, Loki and Jane go on a quest to Svartalfheim, only in this case with Odin’s hard-won approval. By combining forces, Loki and Frigga trap the Aether before the exhausted Malekith can absorb it. The convergence ends, so the elves return to hibernation defeated but secretly relieved that Frigga is going home and hoping that they won’t meet any more like her at the next convergence.
Tldr: The Dark World ‘nobody dies–everybody lives’ remix
Or, an apology for letting Frigga die in a recent chapter of my fic.