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I've had very vivid dreams about Loki and Thor. I've always felt a poll to Norse God and Goddess even though I believe in everything. Like I believe that what ever god(s) you believe in or religion then that's where you go or that's what happens to you when you die. But I've always felt close to Norse especially Loki and Thor but a lot more Loki. I don't know what that means and would love to see anyone's opinions or thoughts please.
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You dreamed about them. There isn't enough here for anyone to offer anything of value.
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Well I'm a pantheist/monolatrist so I sort of share similar theological beliefs to yours. I think the metaphysical and Deity appears to us in forms that we can understand. So in that way They would be both Loki and Thor. But I kind of also see Them as having multiple personalities (infinite ones!) so they would be the same person and different people at the same time. If that makes any sense at all. I can't really weigh in on what your dreams might mean, but I'd love to share my opinions.

Anyway, I actually take a lot of interest in Loki as well (as I do with all the trickster gods I know of). People (especially people who are very drawn to the Norse Ways) seem to see him as akin to the Devil and shun him, but I don't really see him as being that bad. He's definitely not a good-guy, but he's not a bad-guy either. He doesn't use morals like everyone else does. Also, frankly, if I were in Loki's position, being imprisoned underground with a rope made of my dead son's intestines and forced to lay there for all eternity while a snake dripped corrosive poison on my eyeballs, just because I was responsible for the death of one guy (Balder), I'd probably see the appeal of destroying the entire world, too.
But I also see different gods as having different facets (so Deity is like an infinitely large sentient shattered mirror). So while there is the version of him that has been trapped underground since the time of Legends, there's another that still wanders the world - and that's the one that resonates with me. I think Loki's relationship with Thor is interesting, because they seem to be friends and enemies at the same time, and their personalities are just so different that it can be genuinely amusing to see how they interact. Thor, if you've read up on some of his myths, is not the brightest god in the Norse pantheon, and Loki tends to run circles around him whenever there's a contest of wits. To me it seems like Thor represents "brawn" and Loki represents "brains". Although Loki (being of the Trickster archetype) also "trips over himself" sometimes when executing his own plans, despite how intelligent and cunning he is.
Loki to me symbolizes chaos, and chaos at its core has no moral alignment, it is neither good nor evil and can work positive or negative effects. But it's often calculated chaos: chaos that is a means to a specific end. Also to me Loki's power toys with the mind, builds up walls and breaks them down. He scares me, but at the same time he enraptures me. Anyway I know my opinions on Loki are probably not very common or popular, but they're my opinions nonetheless.
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Dream interpretation is out of my field so I will stay in my lane and just offer some words of encouragement. Sometimes dreams are an indication of contact with something for some purpose. Perhaps this is an answer to your interest in the Northern ways.

Friday the 21st is the solstice. It is an important time for those who follow the Norse pantheon. It is also the traditional time for The Thing, a time when affairs of the tribes are settled and there are many different ceremonies of worship. For our folk in European countries and elsewhere, it is a time for initiation into the various cults of deities. There are some fasting on bread and ice in solitude and others taking oaths and feasting. This time should be good to further explore your interests. Good luck on your journey.
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I love your vision on this, as they are very similar to how I see things as well.
It's funny how most civilizations follow the same pattern of Gods. Perhaps they are the same entities, but with different names and attires to fit that culture?
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Dream interpretation can get kind of funky at times. Dreams are more often than not, your subconscious'sway of figuring out issues in your life and solving them. To me, it simply sounds like you need to quit ignoring the pull towards the Norse path, and follow it. Your heart and mind are guiding you in that direction, and it doesn't hurt to accept it and take a gander towards what Loki is all about.

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