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Naughty Nordic Gods by humon Naughty Nordic Gods by humon
Inspired by some of you guys' comments. ;)

From left to right: Trickster god Loki, King of gods Odin, and Goddess of love Freyja.

They all have more godly jobs, such as Odin being god of war, knowledge, death, and sex. Freyja is also goddess of war, wild nature, spring, and romantic sex. Loki is mainly just a trickster, but also god of ergi, the viking word for any unmanly act by a man, such as crossdressing or being the passive part of gay sex (being the active part was however seen as very manly).

These three were the, to put it mildly, whores of the Nordic gods. Dear god did they sleep around. Odin and Freyja might even have been lovers, but don't feel bad for Odin's wife, Frigg. She had her own lover who even lived in Odin's house when he was on his long journeys.
And depending on who you ask, Odin and Loki might have been lovers in the past as well, so Odin wins the battle of who is the biggest horndog.
Might also be part of the reason why Freyja and Loki hate each other so much. Cat fight, cat fight, cat fight!!

Some of you might wonder what's up with Loki's mouth. In one story he gets his mouth sown shut to make him shut up, so in old pictures of him he can be recognized by the strings across his lips.
Also, I put him in this rather feminine pose because he did a lot of his whoring as a woman. He was apparently quite fond of being pregnant because he went to earth many many times to sleep with human men and birth their children (Odin did the same, but not as often). And yes, he also got pregnant as a horse. You people love that story. :XD:

And some of you might think, "Odin looks like Gandalf from Lord of the Rings!" and that's because Tolkien took Gandalf's looks from Odin. Gandalf is such an Odin wannabe! ;)
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menapia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Not nearly as naughty as the old Irish pagan gods+fav 
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RedCosmicDragon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
mythology is always weird
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AkureiEnomoto Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got any sources? I'd love to read the details myself :33
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MarPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I love Freyja <3
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Exept Gandalf had both his eyes. :)
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EeveeFennekinFan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O
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KittyWolfInc Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My reaction exactly my friend .__.
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random-neko-chan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Writer
Geez these guys really did sleep around a lot didn't they lol :XD:

makes me curious to read their stories
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RedMeg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I think Frigga and Freyja might be just different aspects of the same goddess.
Hey, do you know about Sigyn? It just occurred to me that I've seen a fair number of your pics and she hasn't been mentioned so far...
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the1cutemetalchick Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i just looked at this again... oh odin you adorable old pervert xD <3
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MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YES, WE DO LOVE THAT STORY! I don't know why, since it's so perverse, but I love Loki getting impregnated as a mare, that's just hilarious to me!
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saysoifyouwantto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you give the link where I can read about Loki as crossdresser? I know that he can change his gender for tricks but I'm shocked of his gay part.
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pigsinablanket Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you know so much about mythology?
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laweless Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
ur bloody heretic, but they are so greE-Aat!
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fullmetalblunt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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Making-Stuff-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I love Loki so much.
He's just
such
a
goddamned
WHORE.
And there's something about that that makes him the sexiest god EVER. XD
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selene-ravenmoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I just love the black cats! And Loki!
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PlumMuffins Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Photographer
This. This right here is amazing.
I've been reading up on Norse mythology. I love it!!!
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JustAnotherMadOne Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Writer
Now I'm curious:

Since Loki gave birth to Sleipnir as a horse, did he ever tell Odin where he got it from? XD
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vipertongue Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Yes in a sense he did. He gave Sleipnir to Odin as a gift. lol If my memory serves me correctly anyway.
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atlasfudolover Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Writer
Probably gonna get rocks thrown at me for saying this... but How bad is it that I can imagine Aphrodite and Freyja hooking up?
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10DylPickle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
When I went to "The Avengers" with my friends, I had a grand time telling them about how Loki really is in mythology haha.
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Rannva Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
ooops, sorry, that was a reply to another post XD ^^
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Rannva Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Oh lord, you're making me ship gods XD
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Rannva Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
ooops, sorry, that was a reply to another post XD ^^'
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TikiKitten Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I'll never be able to watch "Thor" or "The Avengers" the same way either xD Woow Loki
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zStars Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
If it helps any, there's no real reason to believe that Loki was the patron god of ergi (or of anything for that matter). Odin accused him of it, Loki accused Odin right back, and I believe that was about it. Neopagans have attached new meanings in the process of reviving the mythology. However, the horse incident is accurate. I cracked up when Sleipnir showed up in the movie "Thor." I betcha that's one myth that Marvel won't touch with a ten foot pole. Ha.
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DCMSSamurai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Sleipnir appears as Odin's horse in pagan sources, but the tale of Loki birthing the horse came from the same Christian sources that had Odin and Loki accusing each other of womanly behavior, Loki living as a human woman so that he could birth babies, the other gods engaging in incest, and so on. None of that nonsense is supported by pagan sources, but it rather all comes from Christian sources written at least two centuries after Norse paganism had been wiped out by Christianity.
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Fools-Errand Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
...Actually in the comics...they sorta did. [link](Earth-616)
And then there's this lovely quote from the Sandman comics(he sounds so proud, lol), "I am the mother of Odin's stallion, Sleipnir. I am the father of Fenrir Sun-Eater, and of Hel Half-Rotted and of Jormungund the World-Serpent. I am Loki Scar-Lip, Loki Skywalker, Loki Giant's Child, Loki Lie-Smith. I am Loki, who is fire and wit and hate. I am Loki. And I will be under an obligation to no one." — Loki
But I do think you're correct in that they will likely avoid touching upon the myth in the movieverse, as it'd probably scare off the moviegoers.
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Durch-Leiden-Freude Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that was, thank you for stating that line! i could literally feel the epic atmosphere of it ^^
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zStars Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Of course Neil Gaiman would. Haha. But yes, I know he appears in the comics as well as the movie, I just meant that I doubt Marvel will address his *origin.*
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nadgamgee Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
thanks for the new word I learnt today :) (I mean ergi)
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EduDeva Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
totally in love.
i didnt know the word ergi... so close to me.
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Rakzzz Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Not only Gandalfs style is taken from the nordic myths. His namen is taken directly from the Edda. It is a name of a dwarf. ;)
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juliankanes Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I know this has nothing to do with the Norse gods in the picture
but this for some strange reason this reminds me of the samurais and bushido where the samurai would be tender and very loving towards themselves and their master. Sorry rambling I know but again I don't know why of all things that reminds of that.
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nom-nom-ninja-sheep Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pagan parents named me after Freyja... >.<
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grim-puppet-demon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
gandalf=>odin=>zues(or how ever you spell that greek bastards name)
nobodies original anymore they couldn't even make up there own mythology
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DCMSSamurai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Odin was held to be equivalent to Mercury, not Zeus. The Greeks and the Romans both wrote of foreign gods in terms of their own gods, but they did not actually recognize the Norse pantheon as being the same as their own.
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grim-puppet-demon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
meh religion and mythology both were adopted by conquering contrys to make it easier for the pagans and what not to follow them. something about divine right and power or idk. infact alot of catholic holidays were adapted from pagan holidays like the season solstices
idk im spewing shi+.p
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DCMSSamurai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Christianity has long had a habit of incorporating pagan beliefs to ease conversion, but that really follows what the Hebrews originally engaged in when they suddenly became monotheistic. The cult that came to power needed to ease conversion of others while also covering up their polytheistic past. This is why the Old Testament has so many names for Yahweh. Jews and Christians would have you believe that all of the names are just "titles" for Yahweh, but that makes absolutely no sense. For example, El Elyon (God Most High) pointed to the supreme deity of the Canaanite pantheon, and the Canaanites and Hebrews were related. Elohim (Sons of El) was used to refer to the various deities that were given authority over different regions and/or peoples, but Judeo-Christians would have you believe that the plural word is just magically singular and serves as a title for Yahweh.

The reality is that the ancient Hebrews had a shared overarching pantheon with other peoples in the region, and El was the supreme deity and father of the various tribal deities. Yahweh was nothing more than the tribal deity of the Hebrews, and he was essentially a god of war based on his behavior in the Old Testament. The Yahwist cult was dominant in Judah, but the Elist cult was dominant in Israel. Along with El, they recognized his wife, Asherah, while some tried to claim Asherah was Yahweh's wife as a way of linking him to El the Most High. In time, however, the Yahwist cult came to dominate the united kingdoms, and the clerics started to combine the old, polytheistic stories into a monotheistic religion. They did not try to rewrite everything, however, and simply claimed that El Elyon, Elohim, and all of the other terms people were accustomed to were titles of Yahweh. In essence, the Elists did not have to change their ways much, but they rather only had to accept that they were already worshipping Yahweh under other names. Asherah was condemned in a rather large and sexist coverup.

Christians merely carried on this tradition even if they did not recognize the history of Hebraic religion. It comes down to propagandizing non-believers so they will happily accept being defeated. The Yahwists did it to the Elists, and then the Christians did it to the pagans to spread across the globe. The tactics were slightly different in that the Yahwists sought to usurp and put their god in El's skin while the Christians sought to belittle the old gods while usurping holidays, but the end result was the same.

In either case, it makes no sense to let the modern Yahwists define the ancient ways because they only care for their religion as it stands now rather than what their ancestors believed just as it makes no sense to let Christians define pagan ways, which they sought to destroy, not preserve.
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grim-puppet-demon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
yay you've done your research!
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Falskhet Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Yes, because the Nords had contact with the Greeks before their own mythology was created...no wait.
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ShaneBlack Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks..You're awesome
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DaggerRavionFall Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just seeing Odin posing like that it hilarious!
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ChuiKamashi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
If you haven't guessed, Odin is the one that made me click on the image...
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GizesNumbers Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Nordic gods are interesting. They're more holy than the Greek and Roman pantheon, but significantly more human than the monotheistic God of the Abrahamic religions. By which I mean, this trio's whoring is nothing compared to Zeus/Jupiter alone. About the only one who didn't go whoring was Hephaestus/Vulcan and that was mostly because he was lame. Pluto was pretty cool, too. Ruler of the underworld and into monogamy.
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Crysae Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for scarring my religion.
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DCMSSamurai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I agree with you completely. It saddens me how many people are on here accepting Christian accusations as actual Norse beliefs. All of this degenerate nonsense comes from 13th and 14th century Christians, but there is an endless stream of people coming away thinking this is an accurate representation of the religion even though none of it is supported by original pagan sources.
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zStars Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I'm not religious myself, but I am slightly irritated by all the neopagan stuff bleeding into Norse myth...Loki is not the "patron god" of ergi. That's just...argh. I don't know. I guess people add their own interpretations and details to the mythology in the process of attempting to revive it.

Anyway, you worship the Norse pantheon? That's actually really cool.
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DCMSSamurai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
The sad thing is that this degenerate nonsense is Christian in origin. The "neopagans" just adopted the Christian tales as being representative of the original beliefs. Most of it stems from 13th century Christian writings, but the tale of Freyja whoring herself out to dwarves for her famous necklace comes from the 14th century writings of two Christian priests. In essence, the Christians took elements from actual pagan traditions and then added their own nonsense to ridicule the old gods and make them appear as immoral as possible, and that sort of stuff does not appear in surviving pagan sources. They were Christian writings for consumption by Christian audiences, and Judeo-Christian writers have always been known for ridiculing the old faiths in such ways. It makes absolutely no sense to accept such nonsense as the definitive source for the objects of the ridicule, but that is exactly what people do when it comes to the Norse gods.

Just look at how many people commented to say they have never heard these degenerate stories yet enjoy them, and they are coming away with a view of Norse religion that has nothing to do with pagan sources. They will likely accept this nonsense at face value, and they may even buy the many books that present the Christian writings as though they were written to preserve rather than ridicule the old faith. They can then have a good laugh at what they think the Norse believed, or they can believe that the gods were guilty of whatever degenerate behavior they personally find enticing—bestiality, incest, gender swap, male pregnancy, &c. It all appears in the Christian writings.
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