Loki, in Norse folklore, a shrewdness swindler who had the capacity to change his shape and sex. Despite the fact that his dad was the mammoth Fárbauti, he was incorporated among the Aesir (a clan of divine beings). Loki was spoken to as the buddy of the extraordinary divine beings Odin and Thor, helping them with his sharp plans yet now and then causing humiliation and trouble for them and himself. He likewise showed up as the foe of the divine beings, entering their feast excluded and requesting their beverage. He was the chief reason for the passing of the god Balder. Loki was bound to a stone (by the insides of at least one of his children, as indicated by certain sources) as discipline, in this manner from various perspectives looking like the Greek figures Prometheus and Tantalus. Likewise like Prometheus, Loki is viewed as a divine force of flame.
With the female monster Angerboda (Angrboda: “Trouble Bringer”), Loki created the offspring Hel, the goddess of death; Jörmungand, the snake that encompasses the world; and Fenrir (Fenrisúlfr), the wolf. Loki is likewise attributed with bringing forth Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged pony.
Loki’s status in pre-Christian Scandinavia remains to some degree cloud. The medieval sources from which came quite a bit of what is known about Loki give no proof of a religion, dissimilar to for other Norse gods, and the name Loki does not show up set up names.