August 12th, 2008 by sabrina

Sigyn (pronounced SEEG-in) is the Norse Goddess of fidelity and devotion. She is the wife of Loki, and she watches over him in his captivity. After Loki orchestrated the death of the God Baldr, the Gods captured him and his two sons by Sigyn, Váli and Narfi. Váli was transformed into a wolf, and he then turned on his brother and killed him. The Gods then used Narfi’s intestines to bind Loki to three rocks, and the Goddess Skaði places a poisonous snake over his head. The venom from the snake drips down towards Loki, but Sigyn catches it in a bowl to save him. When the bowl is full, she must turn away to empty it, and the drops that fall on Loki cause him such pain that he thrashes violently, resulting in great earthquakes. Loki remains bound with Sigyn by his side until Ragnarök, the Twilight of the Gods. Sigyn’s name, which means “victorious girlfriend,” is also seen as Signy or Siguna.

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