Ragnarök on Netflix: Loki, Mjolnir, Jörmungandr ... references to Nordic myths in season 2

Ragnarök on Netflix: Loki, Mjolnir, Jörmungandr … references to Nordic myths in season 2

Season 2 of Ragnarök, available on Netflix, explores and stages Nordic myths that will matter in the potential season 3 of the Danish-Norwegian series.

Available since May 27 on Netflix, season 2 of Ragnarök gets down to business and confronts its protagonists with their divine destiny by exploring Nordic mythologies. Between Thor, Loki, Odin and the Jörmungandr, return on the legends approached in the new episodes of the dano-Norwegian series of Adam Price (Borgen) which could have a great importance in the potential season 3.

Be careful, spoilers. It is advisable to have seen Ragnarök season 2 before continuing to read this article.

Laurits is Loki

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Ragnarök’s first season hinted at it and Marvel fans understood it, but Laurits (Jonas Strand Gravli) is Loki’s reincarnation. In season 2 of the Danish-Norwegian series, we learn that he is the half-brother of Magne (David Stakston), alias Thor, and that he is the illegitimate son of Vidar Jutul (Gísli Örn Garðarsson), the giant and enemy of Magne.

Behaving like a true God of Mischief, Laurits alias Loki is torn between his belonging to the race of giants and his love for his half-brother Magne, evidenced by his two-colored eyes at the end of season 2. Laurits not thinking of anything. ‘to his interest, he will make an alliance with Ran and Fjor against Magne.

Following the Nordic legends, Ragnarök also deals with Laurits’ fluid sexuality, who changes her look and assumes her share of femininity while falling in love with a man, who unfortunately does not have the same feelings towards her.

Mjolnir

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To be able to fight Vidar Jutul and protect the town of Edda from the pollution caused by Jutul Industries, Magne has no choice but to accept his destiny and reclaim his divine powers as Thor. To fight the giants, he will have to forge a supreme weapon.

With the help of his friends, whose powers have yet to reveal their true identities, Magne breaks into the business where the sacred flame is hidden. Magne succeeds with the dwarf and caregiver Halvor to forge his hammer Mjolnir.

This sequence is reminiscent of the scene where Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the dwarf Eitri (Peter Dinklage) forge Stormbreaker on Nidavellir in Avengers: Infinity War, Thor’s second hammer after Mjolnir that allows the Bifröst to be summoned.

Jörmungandr or the Serpent of Midgard

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In Norse mythology, Loki is the father of Jörmungandr, a gigantic sea serpent also known as the Midgard Serpent. Ragnarök deals with this characteristic of Laurits, who personifies Loki, since after having injected the blood of Odin, the young man is seized with a problem and his belly grows bigger.

Laurits “gives birth” to a huge creature, which doctors will mistake for a tapeworm rare in the world of science. Laurits will take a liking to this worm and take care of it daily until it throws it back into the sea and lets it grow on its own.

In Norse mythology, the Midgard serpent, which takes its name from the fact that it bites its tail because of its size, is one of Thor’s rivals who even manage to injure him by injecting him with his venom. At the end of the prophetic world, the Ragnarök, Jörmungandr causes tidal waves by rising from the seas to fight the gods alongside the giants but will ultimately be killed by Thor. This tragic event could occur in the potential season 3 of Ragnarök.

Saxa, mistress of Magne

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In Ragnarök’s Season 2 finale, Magne and the giant Saxa Jutul (Theresa Frostad Eggesbø) slept together in an almost divine streak. And this sexual relationship could have serious consequences.

In Norse mythology, Járnsaxa, who appears to be personified by Saxa, is a giantess who is Thor’s mistress. Both have a son named Magni. In the potential season 3 of the series, Saxa could be pregnant with their son.

Vidar Jutul thought the giants couldn’t give birth but it turned out that Laurits was her son so the hypothesis of a child of Magne, aka Thor, and Saxa, aka Járnsaxa, is quite possible.

Signy, Loki’s or Thor’s wife?

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New character of season 2 of Ragnarök played by Billie Barker, Signy is a very mysterious young girl who seems to be charmed by Magne. The town of Edda attracts all deities and people with special powers and Signy could well be a goddess.

The character of Signy could come close to two deities in Norse legends. Either Sigyn, Loki’s wife, which is unlikely given the turn of events in the series. Or Sif, the golden haired goddess, warrior of Asgard and wife of Thor.

Signy (Sif) could then be in the middle of a love triangle between Magne (Thor) and Saxa (Járnsaxa) especially since according to the Scandinavian writer Snorri Sturluson, Sif is identical to Járnsaxa.

Odin and other gods?

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Odin makes his appearance in season 2 of Ragnarök. Before dying, Wenche, who gave his powers as Thor back to Magne in the series pilot, passed his precious necklace on to Wotan (Bjørn Sundquist), stranded in a hospital center.

Like Wenche, who was getting closer to Frejya, the goddess of fertility and war, Wotan is in fact a deity and not just any: he is Odin. Like the God who gave up one of his eyes in exchange for great wisdom, Wotan is one-eyed.

As in Norse mythology, Wotan, as Odin, takes Magner (Thor) under his wing and treats him like his son while rejecting Laurits, aka Loki. Odin’s presence in Edda opens up the possibility for other deities to appear and one already suspects Iman, who controls people by thought, the mechanic, and Signy to be gods.

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