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Elder Edda - Loki's Quarrel (Lokasenna) Summary & Analysis

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Loki's Quarrel (Lokasenna) Summary

ZHgir, or Gymir as he is sometimes called makes ale in the cauldron stolen in Hymir's poem. A feast is held and all the gods are in attendance except Thor who is away in the east. Tyr has lost a hand to Fenrir. ZHgir has two servants: Fimafeng and Eldir. The gods praise the servants which angers Loki so that he kills Fimafeng. The rest of the ZHsir chase Loki away to the woods but he returns and meets Eldir outside. Loki greets him and wants to know what the gods are now discussing. The servant tells him that the gods discuss their weapons and battle prowess; no one has a kind word to say about Loki. Loki vows to go back into the hall and begin a quarrel that will create malice among all those present.

Loki enters the hall and says...

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