Poem 434 : The Audacity Of Loki
Aegir's bright gold hall's peace and tranquility was broken when blood was spilled,
The constant praise given to the Sea Jotun's servant was too much for Loki to bear,
It was out of extreme jealousy, that by the Jotun's strong hand, Fimafeng was killed,
An act so heinous in its sheer ferocity, and one that no one else would possibly dare.
Once on the benches he put his honor aside with each of the falsehoods he told,
Looked the Gods in the eyes, turned his back on the truth, for the sake of his pride,
Angered the Aesir, forever lost their respect, when with each word his soul he sold,
The son of Farbauti would soon be cast out of Asgard on that dark day that he lied.
Like a deadly viper, and with the utmost animosity, Loki spit out every poisonous word,
The Spewer of Lies directed his bitter hatred, against not just one of the Gods, but all,
They echoed throughout Aegir's great hall where Gods, Dwarves, and Elves each heard,
With every deceptive lie the Jotun stepped closer to the edge, where he would soon fall.
Bragi, the great and gentle poet, was the first to feel the Mischievous One's great wrath,
Despite the lies told by Loki the, " Jewel of the Benches " , defended himself quite well,
The skald's wife Idunn spoke up to defend her husband and found herself in Loki's path,
And all in Aegir's hall were forced to listen to the lies Odin's blood brother tried to sell.
To the gentle and kind Gefjon the Deceitful One said : " I will give you reason to rage ! ",
When Odin tried to defend the offended seeress he was taken on by Loki quite squarely,
Loki pointed a crooked finger, wagged it menacingly in the face of the God twice his age,
Told the All-Father to be quiet, and accused him of not being able to judge a fight fairly.
Around the long table, one by one, he attacked the Gods verbally with his absurd lies,
Ridiculed each of them, accused the Vanir God Njordr, and the Goddess Freyja, of incest,
Infuriated Tyr, and Freyr, belittled the fallen Balder, put tears into the All-Mother's eyes,
The Purveyor of Untruths would not stop until he had dishonored each and every guest .
The Mountain Goddess Skadi was especially angered by what the Mischievous One said,
Told Loki a cold and brutal tale that cut deeply, right down to her Frost Giant kin's core,
It was Beyla, Freyr's servant, who mentioned the name that made Loki wish he had fled,
Beyla told the Jotun that Hlorridi had now returned home, and to prepare himself for war.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2018.