Odin’s Steed…

France & Vincent

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We have to travel far and wide before we can comprehend this story,

but in psychological terms ‘Loki’ is straightforward enough.

He represents the shadow side of the personality.

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In the Myth Cycle as a whole,

Loki’s binding brings on the destruction of the world,

but at this stage of the story he is introduced to us in all his ‘glory’.

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Given free rein in this way, Loki advocates a hazardous

solution to a seemingly insurmountable problem for the Gods.

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When this looks like going awry he manages to save the day,

 and brings a much needed boon to the Nine Worlds,

in the wake of a costly transgression of oath.

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‘Solemn oaths were broken

word and bond

and binding pledges

which had passed between them.’

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The shattering of the Rock Giant’s skull,

after he has previously been granted safe passage in Asgard,

reflects…

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