This captivating book takes you deep into the infamous legacy of Loki and his wife Sigyn. As a controversial and misunderstood figure in Heathenry, Loki is often approached with trepidation. But this book introduces you to his true self: a trickster, but a devoted husband and creative problem-solver, too. You'll also learn about Sigyn, the often forgotten goddess of loyalty and compassion.
Join Heathen author Lea Svendsen on a rich exploration of these two Norse deities, together and separate. Discover their adventures in parenthood, their complicated relationships with other gods, and the entertaining exploits that only a trickster can accomplish. Learn how to set up an altar to each of them, what offerings they like, and how to perform rituals. You'll also find insights on Loki and Sigyn from Pagan and Heathen leaders.
"This is an interesting examination of a controversial figure. Svendsen's prose is familiar, easy to understand, and occasionally hilarious. Moving between solid scholarship and personal experience with ease, this book provides readers with a modern sense of both Loki and Sigyn."—Patricia Lafayllve, author of A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru
"Wait, was I not just sitting in a drinking hall listening to an excited Lokean drinking Jagermeister and telling stories while standing on a table? It certainly feels that way after reading Loki and Sigyn! I laughed, I cried, I found insightful commentary and a good mix of scholarship and gnosis. I also found the main stories - yes, they're very important (and funny)! But there were also lessons about bad decisions, accountability, love, devotion, and compassion as well. Oh, and let's not forget all the lessons on how to honor that fiery boi and his wife (there were plenty of those - don't forget the candy!). 10 out of 10 would recommend (and I don't even usually bother with the guy)."—Cat Heath, author of Elves, Witches, & Gods
"Loki and Sigyn offers a comprehensive and sincere look at Loki, Sigyn, and their presence within inclusive Heathenry. With humor, affection, and insight, Lea Svendsen provides strong citations while staying personable, not pedantic, provides a platform for many perspectives while affirming care and devotion, and balances beginner-friendly overviews with fresh information even Lokean old-timers will find intriguing. Loki is my oathed beloved, and Svendsen's writing resonates with how I know and love him—and it's the attention offered to the goddess Sigyn, so frequently overlooked and misrepresented, that I appreciate most about this book. Svendsen's work is a much-needed contribution to this community."—Bat Collazo, editor of Blood Unbound: A Loki Devotional