Loki's Punishment

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (scanned by Gudrun)
published on 17 November 2017
Loki's Punishment

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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APA Style

Gudrun), C. W. E. (. B. (2017, November 17). Loki's Punishment. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7639/

Chicago Style

Gudrun), Christoffer W. E. (. B. "Loki's Punishment." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 17, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7639/.

MLA Style

Gudrun), Christoffer W. E. (. B. "Loki's Punishment." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Nov 2017. Web. 23 Jul 2019.

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