4 (Real) Reasons Heathens Hate Lokeans: By a Lokean

Excellent points all – especially the observations of overlap between Lokeans and neurodiverse, QUILTBAG, disabled (especially invisible disabilities), and/or chronically ill folk. Aside from the queer, especially genderqueer, I hadn’t specifically put a finger on that, but as soon as I read it, the reasons for it became immediately obvious, and I think it’s important that we both recognize and respect Loki’s role in these areas. -E-

About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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2 Responses to 4 (Real) Reasons Heathens Hate Lokeans: By a Lokean

  1. Lon Sarver says:

    Even fringe groups have fringes, and those who don’t fit a particular group’s mainstream get pushed to the edge.

    One of the reasons I liked Lois Bujold’s Quintarian religion from “Curse of Chalion” was that they had a god specifically for taking care of all the things that didn’t fit into the understood and accepted roles of that society. Loki seems to take on that responsibility in modern Heathenism, even if it’s not overtly one of His historical roles.


    • EmberVoices says:

      Tricksters are often in that position. Exactly what Loki’s historical roles were is not really very clear to me, but Trickster does seem to have been one of them.



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