Thanks to Dagulf Loptson, we Lokeans have an annual holiday to celebrate! That’s right! You can find the reference on page 220 of Loptson’s excellent book, Playing With Fire–An Exploration of Loki Laufeyjarson. (Buy it for someone you love!)
As for the Loki-inspired gingerbread house, that was the brainstorm of a member of Loki’s Wyrdlings on Facebook. The minute she mentioned this as an idea to cheer up the winter holidays, I knew I had to make one.
So this sugar-encrusted gingerbread temple is today’s offering to my patron deity.
And the door reminds me of this Cramp’s cover of Green Door.
Update: Just read this great explanation at the Loki Heals blog. Thank you!