The Weird, The Wyrd, and The Aesir
Loki the Sky Traveler is a God of fire and mischief. Traveling in disguise and sometimes even shape shifting, he is capable of being on anyone’s side—or no one’s. He once sheared off Sif’s hair as a practical joke, before tricking the dwarves into replacing it with hair of spun gold. He kidnapped Idun and her apples of immortality, only to rescue her by trickery and bring her back to safety in Asgard. He is blood-brother to Odin, yet the son of giants, and the Midgard Serpent and Fenris Wolf—the two most fearsome titanspawn in the Norse cosmology—are his children. The stories say he will be bound under the earth with poison dripping into his face because of the betrayals he’s committed against the Gods, and that he will side with the Titans at the end of the World.
For all that, many see him as cowardly even in his cleverness, for he never seems to be around when things go sour. The double-cross is an art form to Loki, and few things please him as much as leading both sides of a conflict into “accidental” ambushes.