Lodur is an older god with whom Odin
and Hoenir created the first man and woman from wood.
Lodur gave blood and complexion to the first humans, as well as the gift of
speech, ideas that are associated with fire in Indo Eiropean mythology. His
equivalent in India was Agni, "Fire", who also had the role of
the vital spark in nature, consuming as well as providing, and Atar in
Persia (also "fire"), who provided the divine spark of life in
Lodur is identified with
Ve by some and Loki by others.
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