Loki's Punishment

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (scanned by Gudrun)
published on 17 November 2017
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Painting by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg from 1810 CE depicting a scene from Norse mythology in which Loki is punished by the gods for his hand in the death of Baldr. A serpent is suspended above his head, dripping poison onto him, but his wife Sigyn catches the poison in a bowl. Only when she leaves to empty the bowl does the poison drip onto Loki's face, causing him to shiver so violently that the earth quakes.

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