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Not omenous at all.
Ahh don’t worry we can put those teeth back in
The Mist is awfully disconcerting.
Although, that is what you get when you have warm air and cold ground…
Wonder what he sees?
…and I just caught up. This story is fantastic, but I keep wondering what Loki’s up to. For a trickster, he seems rather benevolent at the moment.
To be honest, Tricksters are usually benevolent to humans. Or at least tightly linked to them.
Anansi pitied mankind, and brought them fire, yams, and stories.
Prometheus worried at how frail mankind was, so he stole fire and taught them to cook, and fight off attackers.
Loki is sometimes described as bringing fire to man, as is Coyote. Raven gave mankind the sun, and the Dragon Emperor gave them writing. Even Elijah from Jewish folklore is often shown as a Trickster archetype, teaching lessons through strange journeys and often grave threats, as does the Accusing Angel.
That isn’t to say these beings aren’t dangerous.
Anansi is often seen toying with mankind, Raven steals from them, Prometheus brought about war and the enmity between gods and man, Coyote taught Sister Bear murder, and even Elijah turns the evil sisters to stone in the Magic Violin tale.
Tricksters, if anything, are more dangerous to man less because of outright hatred in most cases (Coyote excluded), but because unlike most gods, they aren’t aloof, but are very interested in human affairs. Even if they like humans, this often makes the stories end… poorly. So in this case, Coal is likely favoured, but still in just as much danger as anyone else, if not more, because a god outright took a shine to him.
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