For those not up on Norse/Marvel mythology, Loki’s daughter is Hela, goddess of Death.
Here’s a quick link back to episode 1215.
well THATS surprising!
actually, in the original Norse version of the mythology, Loki’s daughter Hel (no ‘a’) was in charge of Helheim, a shadowy place where the dis-honored dead go. if you didn’t die in battle, you went to Helheim. Valkyries picked up those who died in battle, and then brought them to Odin’s Valhalla to be Einherjar. dead slaves and servants went to Thor’s hall of Berlisknr, drowned sailors went to Ran’s hall (which has no name mentioned in the edda’s), etc.
aside from the Valkyries serving Odin, none of the others had a specific group of servants to gather the dead. it seems they assumed you’d go to Helheim if a valkyrie didn’t grab you from the battlefield, and Ran apparently went around grabbing drowned men herself.
the fact that Hel got all the warriors who didn’t die in battle was part of the reason Loki’s army in ragnarok would be so much larger than the army of Valhalla. Loki got all the soldiers who won battles, but died in dishonorable ways, or died from their wounds days after a battle, or died of old age after winning every battle they ever fought. Odin basically had an army of everyone who lost.
Excellent information – thank you for commenting.
By way of explanation for my take: The Marvel Comics version of the Norse mythos has always been a bit of a variation – that’s why I specified Norse/Marvel in my episode note – and since LEGO!Loki is from the Marvel universe that’s the version I’m going with here.
It’d be interesting to see him up against a more “accurate” version of Loki…
Well, I can honestly say…NOW THIS COMIC IS GETTING INTERESTING
Hmm that which is about to happen reminds me of the book “To kill a mockingbird” only Loki’s trying to kill a webcomic author which IMHO is several degrees of difficulty harder!
No Doyle, you can’t kill yourself off like that. It’s already been done in another webcomic. (Yes, there’s actually a webcomic where the creator killed himself off. *coughhomestuckcough*)
Irregular Webcomic did it as well. (Maybe, the mangled timeline involving the who actually killed him off makes the end result variable)
TYPO ALERT: You said “you’e” instead of “you’re”, whiskey!!!
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