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Loki and the Mistletoe

Loki and the Mistletoe

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Definition: In Norse mythology, Loki was a giant. Loki is best known as a trickster god, possibly responsible for Balder's death. He was the adopted brother of Odin, and was bound to a rock until Ragnarok.

Here are other trickster gods: Wikipedia has the following list of trickster gods:
* Abenaki mythology ... Azeban
* Akan mythology ... Kwaku Ananse
* American folklore ... Brer Rabbit and Aunt Nancy, a corruption of Anansi (Ananse)
* Ashanti mythology ... Ananse
* Australian Aboriginal mythology ... Bamapana
* Aztec mythology ... Tezcatlipoca
* Basque mythology ... San Martin Txiki
* Brazilian folklore ... Saci-Pererê
* Celtic mythology ... Fairy, Puck (Robin Goodfellow)
* Chinese mythology ... Nezha, Sun Wukong (the Monkey King)
* Chippewa mythology ... Nanabozho
* Judeo-Christian folklore ... Jacob, the Devil, Asmodeus, Lilith
* Crow mythology ... Awakkule, Mannegishi
* French folklore ... Reynard the Fox
* Fijian mythology ... Daucina
* German folklore ... Till Eulenspiegel
* Greek mythology ... Eris, Prometheus, Hephaestos, Hermes Trismegistus, Odysseus (example of a human trickster, who manages to evade dangers thanks to his wits. The cyclops Polyphemus is an example of this)
* Haida mythology ... Nankil'slas (Raven spirit), (Coyote)
* Hawaiian mythology ... Kappa, Maui
* Hopi and Zuni mythology ... Kokopelli
* Indonesian folklore ... Kantjil
* Inuit mythology ... Amaguq
* Japanese mythology ... Kitsune, Susanoo
* !Xũ mythology ... Mantis
* Lakota mythology ... Iktomi
* Levantine mythology ... Yaw
* Islamic mythology ... Nasreddin
* Navajo mythology ... Tonenili
* Nootka mythology ... Chulyen, Guguyni
* Norse mythology ... Loki
* Northwest Caucasian mythology ... Sosruko
* Ojibwe mythology ... Nanabush
* Polynesian mythology ... Iwa, Kaulu, Maui, Ono, Pekoi
* Slavic mythology ... Veles
* Tibetan folklore ... Agu Tonpa
* Ute mythology ... Cin-an-ev
* Vodun ... Ti Malice, Baron Samedi
* Yoruba mythology ... Eshu

A blog poster, Courtney, added the following:

  • Welsh ... Gwydion fab Dôn
  • Māori ... Māui
  • Bulgaria/Russia ... Kuma Lisa (fox)
  • Greek ... Dionysus

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