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Continuing our series on “Loki – The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” Loki has pissed off Skadi, the giant goddess of hunting and skiing, by getting her father Thjazi killed. Loki solves problems the only way he knows how. By tricking her into marrying Njord rather than her preferred groom, the beautiful Baldur, and then Loki tries to make Skadi laugh by tying one half of a cord to his testicles, and the other half to a goat.
It gets real weird this week. Shawn and David present their theories that Loki is the god of kink, Njord is a polygamist, Idunn is Thjazi’s sister, and that Loki’s “sacrifice” to appease the goddess is actually a meaningful lesson and not just a bit.
We answer a fan question on “How are angels represented in Norse Mythology?” (4:30) and start the myth of the week at 11:15 mark.
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