The Trial of Loki: A Study in Northern Heathen Morality
Iceland, about 1270 AD.
A Christian scribe writes down a heathen poem composed three centuries earlier. He probably thinks the verse exposes inadequacies in the old northern gods and goddesses. But does it? Alan James’ essay explores the Old Norse poem Lokasenna and was first published as a booklet in 1997. This second and fully revised Australian edition includes a new introduction and a rollicking translation of the poem.