The myth of Loki and the deadly mistletoe - Iseult Gillespie
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After foreseeing scenes of his own death, Baldur’s mother Frigg attempts to save him – but they are all thwarted by the adversary Loki.
Loki has many dastardly traits, including the ability to change form and a bottomless desire for strife, that makes him a God that audiences often love to hate. In the Death of Baldur, he is a figure of pure evil – however, other Norse myths highlight his resourcefulness and cunning. For another tale of Loki’s tricks, watch TED-Ed’s “The myth of Loki and the master builder.” You can view other TED-Ed animations of Norse mythology here and here.
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