Offerings To Loki
After our amazing reception on the article about Loki we had some questions come in about offerings to Loki for those who would like to do so. To that end we have published this small article on “Offerings to Loki” that goes over a basic understanding of the core of Loki and how to choose offerings for him, provides some examples, and suggestions for offerings that are universal and good to keep in mind.
Loki is a unique God in terms of offerings and there are many opinions and views as to what makes a good offering to Loki. From a historical stand point there is no exact offering for Loki that is specific to him. Part of the reason of this was he was more a God to appease than worship for many. Still those who did worship Loki were of a certain mind frame recognizing the “sacred within the profane”
The Following is From "Norse Mythology for Smart People" a fantastic website for Norse Information
“The principle to which Loki corresponds, however, is the disregard for or hatred of the sacred as such. For Loki, the gods are “not to be worshiped, but ignored, to be overcome, or in the last analysis mocked.” This perspective certainly had its adherents in the Viking Age, such as Glúmr in Víga-Glúms Saga (not to mention that this perspective has been enshrined as the norm by modern humanism). Why would such people, who place their trust solely in their own might, reverence a god who happens to share their anti-spiritual perspective?
Paradoxically, however, in order to affirm life as being inherently and unconditionally sacred, one must affirm even Loki and the principle to which he corresponds as being an embodiment of divinity in and of itself. One embodies Loki whenever one lives in a totally profane manner, without any reference to sacred models – hence Loki’s utter lack of any allegiances to the gods, giants, or anyone else.”