So, I’ve read in several places that some Heathens/Asatruar/Norse
Pagans won’t/don’t acknowledge Loki. I’ve even heard that some refuse to speak His name. I’m curious as to why this is? In the lore, Odin Himself says (at one point) that He won’t drink unless Loki is offered a drink as well. Loki also plays a pretty hefty role in the lore. Even if He is the one to bring about Ragnarock, that doesn’t–to me–automatically make Him a bad guy.
The “but He’s part Jotun” doesn’t sit well with me either, as the Gods don’t acknowledge Him as “enemy” until Baldur dies. And at that point, He’s still not punished for being Jotun, but because He’s managed to upset everyone else (several times at that point).
So I’m genuinely, honestly curious as to why some Heathens/Asatruar/Norse Pagans don’t honor/acknowledge Loki?