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Light of the World Longsleeve

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In the mythology and folklore I see an intriguing connection emerges between two mischievous and charismatic figures: Loki, the Nordic god of mischief, and Lucifer, the fallen angel - The light of the World, that one who sacrifices himself to rescue the fallen souls.

At first glance, these two entities belong to distinct cultural and religious narratives. Loki, a prominent figure in Norse mythology, is known for his cunning and unpredictable nature, often stirring chaos among the gods of Asgard. On the other hand, Lucifer, the angel who defied divine authority.

Despite the apparent disparities, parallels can be drawn in their shared characteristics of wit, rebellion, and a penchant for challenging established norms. Both Loki and Lucifer are complex figures who embody the duality of their natures – capable of both benevolence and malevolence. Their actions often prompt contemplation on the boundaries between good and evil, order and chaos.

The archetype of the trickster, present in various mythologies, transcends cultural boundaries and offers a view through which we explore the nature of morality and existence.

Whether through divine mischief or rebellious defiance, the stories of Loki and Lucifer continue to captivate and inspire, inviting us to reflect on the intricacies of human nature and the eternal dance between light and shadow. The threads that weave their narratives together may serve as a testament to the enduring fascination with characters who challenge us in our daily actions, behaviours and beliefs and leaving an indelible mark on the collective imagination across cultures and epochs.

There are certainly Luciferian aspects to Loki, but most of his known escapades are limited to the realms of the gods and giants. We might consider it our duty to draw that down to our level of consciousness - to learn from his mythology and become more grown and wise than we were before. Like Loki's actions returned to the world after Ragnarok the brightness of Baldr, so too should we aim to let his image guide us to a brighter dawn within ourselves and enlighten us further.


Shirts: Stanley/Stella - Stanley Shuffler
Print Color: Off White
Print Size: 27,5 x 37,2cm


Set-in sleeve
1x1 rib at neck collar
Inside back neck tape in self fabric
Sleeve hem and bottom hem with wide double topstitch