Loki, son of Odin was a paradox, beloved by the Aesir but also their greatest source of grief. He was a master sorcerer, a shape shifter appearing as a salmon,a mare, seal, a fly, and a crone. Also known as Loptr, or Hveðrungr, Loki is both Aesir (Norse god) and Jötunn (giant) He is father to Hel, ruler of the underworld, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr all by his first wife, the giantess Angrboda.
Epona is the Celtic Horse Goddess associated with fertility, a cornucopia, horses, asses, mules, and oxen who accompanied the soul on its final journey. Uniquely for the Celtic goddesses, the Romans adopted her and erected a temple to her in Rome.
Laufey or Nál is a figure from Norse mythology, the mother of Loki and consort of Farbauti. Eddic poetry refers to Loki by the matronym Loki Laufeyjarson. Nál means "needle"; according to Sörla þáttr, Laufey was also called this because she was "both slender and weak."