I finally found the story about where the first Nordic trolls came from. Of course it turns out Loki gave birth to them. How could I have expected otherwise?
The story doesn't actually tell why Loki decided to eat the heart or why it made him pregnant, but some have speculated that it was the heart of a witch that got burned in another story, so I incorporated a bit of that into the comic.
I'd like to know where to find something about that story as well... Never heard of it, looked for it on different sites and googled it... I only found out that trolls were supposed to always have been there. Would you mind to tell us the source?
To gamma-lunas: Actually, Loki was a mare at the time of Sleipnir's birth. So he was female. Still, normal horses aren't used to giving birth to eight legged horses so it was probably very uncomfortable.
To EarthPrincessEva: Actually, the giantess Angerboda gave birth to Fenrir, Hel and Jormungandr. But Loki's their father true enough. Oh and Jormungandr doesn't eat the world, he circles it so far he bites his own tail.
The heart is that of Gullveig, a magic user who is sometimes described as a version of Freya. She has been casting evil spells against the Gods so they try to burn her. The heart never catches fire and Gullveig is reborn around the heart. After many unsuccessful attempts at destroying Gullveig, Loki decides to eat the heart, thus giving birth to the magic Troll people (who when they first appear in Nordic stories are not just big stupid beasts but powerful magic users).
HanyouXxXCloudFeatured By OwnerOct 18, 2012Student General Artist
Three-four times. The troll part, slepiner(he was a mare tho) and Leikin(This one is tricky, Angerbodas get burned((after the kids I quess)) and is reborne as Heid. Heid get burned and loki eats her heart giving birth to Gullveig who also get burned. eating her heart Loki gives birth to Leikin)
And that are those I know without looking at a book last one sounds confusing even for me
|D I think it was the heart of his dead wife, a Jotun of some name that I can't remember. She was killed, and as some weird form of devotion, he ate her heart, and that happened. But does anyone realize? The Norse people invented mpreg. I'm not sure whether to respond to that with WTF or FTW.