In the Lokasenna tale, Odinn verbally abuses Loki for allowing himself to be impregnated, calling him argr – a crude form of abuse inferring that one takes the passive role in intercourse with another man. The noun is ergi – and there is the suggestion that anyone repeatedly & willingly doing so is regarded differently from other males. However, the Germanic historian Folke Strom says that ergi refers to male practitioner of seidr – that it was both the passive role in sodomy & the receptive relationship to the gods was what caused a man to be looked upon, or identify himself as ergi. Morever, in the case of Loki, it is this ‘impregnation’ which has given birth to Sleipnir, Odinn’s eight-legged steed. Loki is interesting in this respect, as the ambiguous relationship between male-oriented and female-oriented magics are most obvious in him. Phil Hine

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