A hilarious quote from this really interesting essay- Some Thoughts on Norse Gender Construction and the Role of Loki in the Myths.
Here’s another one- “I am the monster parents tell their children about at night”: Depictions of Internalised Racism in Thor.
Look how badass he is while holding that baby
But what if he used it on the guy who came to the door for his daughter?
TELL ME, MIDGARDIAN. WHAT ARE YOUR INTENTIONS TOWARDS MY DAUGHTER?
I AM OBLIGED TO INFORM YOU NOW THAT ANY DISRESPECT TOWARDS HER SHALL SURELY END POORLY FOR YOU.
WHOSOEVER DATETH MY DAUGHTER
IF HE BE WORTHY
THE BLESSING OF THOR
I have never seen anyone look this badass whilst holding a baby.
This makes me laugh so much because in the Poetic Edda (in the Alvissmol) Alvis, a dwarf, sets out to marry Thor’s daughter and Thor disguises himself and asks Alvis many questions to prove the suitor’s worth. He’s impressed by how wise Alvis is but in an unusual show of trickery, the questioning has just been a diversion and Alvis gets turned to stone when the sun comes up.
“In a single breast I have never seen/ More wealth of wisdom old;/ But with treacherous wiles must I now betray thee:/ The day has caught thee, dwarf!”
(Also, Thor’s clearly been hanging out with Loki too much or he would have just hammered Alvis.)
In conclusion, Thor would chat nicely with the boy and then TURN THE BASTARD TO STONE BEFORE HE WENT ANYWHERE NEAR HIS DAUGHTER.
I’ve been drawing! :O
Just a rough doodle but still!
Here’s female!Loki in a cocktail dress, meant to refer to his salmon form in the prose Edda when he was fleeing the Æsir after orchestrating Baldr’s death and before he’s caught and bound til Ragnarok. Spoiler alert, I suppose :P
‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ reference too :) because why not?