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So I was watching Thor last night and I noticed something about that chandelier light fixture thing during Asgard’s little party at the end of the movie. It’s in the shape of a boat and it’s full of candles. I could be completely wrong, but it made me think that maybe that is their way of mourning Loki’s death. In typical Nordic death rituals, the dead would be laid in a boat, pushed out to sea and lit on fire. But since Loki let go, they couldn’t do that and perhaps this was the only why they could mourn him. What do you guys think?
First of all, thank to OP for pointing this out.
While I can’t be completely sure about the top pic (though the evidence seems pretty solid), but in this:
cap you can clearly see the horn motif decorating the table. If anything, I think that reinforces that this was a tribute to Loki and his memory, much like Thor’s vambrances. In Norse culture, it was common to feast and celebrate the death of a lost loved one; this is even depicted in the Marvel canon in The Trials of Loki, when Balder (and Nanna and Hodur, but no one really seems to remember them) is killed. The gods all gathered in the halls of Aegir, the Norse god of the sea, drank to Balder’s memory, and otherwise partied it up. And there is no way you can doubt the gods’ love of Balder; he’s not called the ‘Beloved’ for nothing. In these two different continuities, the Aesir/Vanir celebrate the death of a prince of Asgard in the exact same way.
Please stop vilifying the Aesir, Thor, Thor’s family, and his friends. They gave Loki a respect that could have been denied him after all he’d done (friendly reminder that at that point it amounted to treason, genocide, regicide, and unsuccessful fratricide).