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I've been looking around for any kind of sign, symbol, sigil, or such that can be said to have anything to do with the deity Loki, of the Norse pantheon.

There doesn't seem to be anything as obvious as what the hammer Mjölnir is to T(h)or, of same pantheon. Is this to be expected? Is a symbol as strongly associated as Mjölnir the exception?

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Welcome to History.SE –  E1Suave Aug 26 '12 at 18:07
Norse gods did not have signs or sigils, no. Some things could in some cases become a symbol for the god, like Thors hammer and Odins ravens. I'm not aware of a sign for Loki. –  Lennart Regebro Aug 14 '13 at 12:08

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You may have moved waaaaay past this given that you asked 2 years ago, but here's a different answer: Yes, and the rune he is associated with is Berkanan. In fact, in the Elder Futhark Loki is specifically named in connection to this rune. Here is a link to a good wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkanan. The poem is real, and can be verified by Icelandic scholars.

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Loki was actually the son of a Frost Giant, and as such often is not counted as a proper member of the AEsir. When he appears in stories, it is usually as an antagonist for the hero(es) of the tale. As such, I don't think he was the subject of much veneration.

The only common running theme I tend to see in numerous depictions of Loki (such as the one below) is his punishment of being bound with a snake over his head. Most of the rest show him taunting someone.

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Elder Futhark, the old Runic alphabet, probably had a rune for Loki. However, some say it was Dagazenter image description here and some say it was Kenazenter image description here.

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This is because these "rune meaning sites" are all new age mumbo jumbo with the "meanings" of the runes grabbed out of thin air. –  Lennart Regebro Aug 14 '13 at 12:05
@LennartRegebro - That is my suspicon as well. However, I had to put it up, or someone else would find one of them and put that up as the sole truth. –  T.E.D. Aug 14 '13 at 13:12
You could possibly rephrase it like "Some say that the Elder Futhark"... and "But the elder futhark runes did not have mystical meanings beyond their names." –  Lennart Regebro Aug 14 '13 at 13:20
@LennartRegebro - Perhaps, but I don't really have any good backup for that statement. All I can really show is that the existing sources are contraditory. –  T.E.D. Aug 14 '13 at 13:50

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