Resources

Started for my own reference, this is a collection of blogs and websites I’ve found particularly useful, have read multiple times, and have frequently pointed other people to as good basic reading if their interests lie in these areas:

On Rokkatru/Jotnar and Northern Tradition

On Loki

  • Lokaheim: An Online Shrine to Flame-Hair. In particular, reading Loki’s Lesson is, in my opinion, a must, because it explains a crucial part of what working with Him is like.
  • Shrine for Loki – Del Tashlin’s essays on the Writings page are a good place to start
  • Grumpy Lokean Elder – check the tag cloud for specific topics; he answer questions about a range of heathen-related topics, not just Loki.
  • Shawn Christopher Krause-Loner’s paper Scar-lip, Sky-walker, and Mischief-Monger: The Norse God Loki as Trickster which I think should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand Loki’s role in mythology, as well as get some understanding of one of the aspects of Himself  (via this About.com page which is otherwise not that good, in my biased opinion)
  • The Rise of Loki?: It might be more complicated than you think – interesting analysis; check her “lokean” tag for additional posts
  • The Demonization of Loki: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
  • Twilight and Fire  – written by a Lokean godspouse; also has thoughtful articles on other aspects of paganism
  • Temple of the Flea – the author of this site is also a devotee of Heimdallr
  • A really interesting essay on being and not being a Loki’s man, and what it means to be a “Lokian mystic.”
  • Sex, Gods, and Rock Stars – Del Tashlin’s blog. He writes about things other than Loki, too.
  • Gangleri’s Grove – written by a devotee of Odin, Loki, and Sigyn. She got the “July for Loki” project started in 2012.
  • This one is a print book: Lewis Hyde’s Trickster Makes This World. A comparative analysis of several Trickster figures. Not a huge amount on Loki specifically, but really good for understanding more about what it means for a mythical/folkloric figure to be a Trickster. I have found this useful in understanding some of the ways Loki teaches lessons, as well as His roles in the surviving myths.
  • Lokavinr – written from a mostly scholarly, reconstructionist viewpoint. Also some more general heathen resources.

On communication & relationships with deities

Most of the godspouse-type links are on their own page now, but some seem like good reading for everyone, so are in both places.

Heathen

A list of more general heathen links here and here

Other Pagan/Magic

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