|Family||Sigyn (wife) |
Fenrir and Jörmungandr (sons)
Loki is the Norse god of fire and either helps the gods or causes trouble for them. Loki is the adopted son of Odin and step-brother of Thor. When he was a small child, Loki was cast out of Jotunheimr for being too small as a giants offspring. Odin found him in the wreckage of the great battle with Jotunheimr and took the baby back with him to Asgard. From his wife Sigyn , Loki is the father of Narfi. By the stallion Svaðilfari, Loki is a mother after giving birth to the eight-legged horse Sleipnir , in the form of a mare. Loki is also the father of Váli in the Prose Edda.
Loki's relationship with the gods is very unstable, and can be interpreted from different sources. In most cases he is a master of magic and trickery and leads the gods to believe that he will help them and instead betrays them. Loki is also shape shifter and in separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon, seal, mare, a fly, and in some cases an elderly woman. Loki's positive relationship with the gods end with him killing Baldr. Loki is eventually captured by the gods and bound in entrails from one of his sons.