Loki (Norse): He is a son of the giant Farbauti ("cruel striker") and the giantess Laufey. He is regarded as one of Aesir, but is on occasion their enemy. He is connected with fire and magic, and can assume many different shapes (horse, falcon, fly). He is crafty and malicious, but is also heroic. Responsible for the death of Balder, the god of light. Is often called the Sly One, the Trickster, the Shape Changer, and the Sky Traveler.