On what a book called "Loki's Daughters" should be like
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[Originally posted at Ana Mardoll's Ramblings.]
A book called "Loki's Daughters" that was actually about Loki's daughters would, potentially, be awesome.
"But," you say, "Loki has only one attested daughter. The others are all sons or half mortal people born during Loki's eight years as a milkmaid whose names and genders are not given."
Well, one could always make shit up. Set it in the present day if you like.
For but one possible example:
The protagonists are three young women, twins and their younger sister. As they grow older things get weird and their mother eventually has to sit them down and explain:
Ok, so, my original name was Loki and I happen to be a frost giant though the blood of the all-father flows through my, and thus your, veins. That could mean that growing up for you will be a little... different than it is for most girls.
Also, since I'm coming clean, you have siblings. The mortal ones are long since gone but you've still got half brothers and a half sister. Your brothers are an eight legged horse, a giant wolf, and a serpent that encircles the earth. Your sister is in charge of the underworld.
I didn't tell you this before because I wanted you to have a chance at a normal life. That obviously failed.
Now, I have to go. The cows won't milk themselves.