July for Loki – For Loki, Friend of Odin
for Loki, Friend of Odin He Who battles alongside His friends maintains the strength of Asgard, using His gifts to challenge the giants, using His body to subvert Svaðilfari’s Master. He pours treasure down upon His allies, He rains wrath down upon His foes. His victory lies in the longest game, and of all the Gods, not even He knows its end. Bright as fire, slippery as a fish, drenched in the well-bright, whispered warnings, this God comes. He challenges everything, laughing around a bonfire encompassing even His own destruction. He knows that with chaos comes opportunity, to turn the final battle on its end, to grab victory out of the maws of the wolf, a celebration of blood and steel, and those who think He lacks courage know not what His courage has cost. Hail to You, Loki, friend of Thor, Who works Your wiles in Odin’s shadow so the Old Man may shine all the more. Hail to the fighter Whose wit is a wound deadlier than poison in the heart of Their enemies. May we always honor You, oh God Who finds the loops in every loophole. Show us too how to be slippery and hard to catch in the maze of things that would bind us away from our Gods, stifle our devotion, and burden our hearts with pollution.
By G. Krasskova
excerpted from this book.
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