Sigyn

Sigyn was, in Norse mythology, the wife of Loki, who bore him two sons, Narvi and Váli.

When Loki was bound to three rocks for the murder of Baldr, Sigyn did not abandon him. Instead, she collected the venom that dripped down from the snake above him in a bowl. When the bowl was full, Sigyn left to empty it and the venom dripped into Loki's eyes. Loki's pain from the venom was said to be so intense that his thrashing caused earthquakes.

Her name according to some sources means: "Victory giver". Another spelling of Sigyn is "Sigunn".

Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled.
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In Norse mythology, Narfi , also known as Nari or Narvi, was a son of Loki by Sigyn who was killed to punish Loki for his crimes. The gods turned his brother Váli into a slavering wolf who tore Narfi's throat out.
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In Norse mythology, Váli was a son of Loki. He is mentioned in the Gylfaginning section of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda. After the death of Baldr the Æsir chase down and capture Loki.

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Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled.
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Gylfaginning (20-34)
  • Óðinn
  • Þórr god of thunder
  • Baldr
  • Njörðr
  • Freyr
  • Týr
  • Bragi
  • Heimdall
  • Höðr
  • Víðar
  • Áli or Váli
  • Ullr
  • Forseti
  • Loki
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  • Þórr
  • Njörðr

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Odin series
Origins
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Regional traditions
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