- (Norse mythology) The god of fire, mischief and trickery; growing progressively evil, he kills Balder, and is bound until Ragnarok, the end of the world.
Often assumed to be a variant of Old Norse logi, from Proto-Germanic *lugô, related to Proto-Germanic *laugiz (“fire, flame, lightning”), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (“light; white; to shine”). Thus his name would refer to fire and lightning, but this is not linguistically sound. It is more likely related to Proto-Germanic *luką (“lock”), from Proto-Indo-European *lewg- (“to turn, bend”), his name would then be connected with entanglement.
Loki m (oblique Loka)
- Loki (Norse god)