Controversy erupts among Loki worshippers (the pagan kind, not the Marvel comics kind) over whether the dish is a suitable offering, or whether god is some kind of DIY locavore enthusiast who demands you grind your own flour.
Me, I feel that strawberry shortcake is best with a biscuit, not a sponge cake.
(Coincidentally, I’m writing up my notes on a book I was reading about food sacrifice in early China. There they definitely had a lot of rules about what was and was not a proper sacrifice, so this kind of unfortunate situation would not occur.)
Journalfen is apparently blocked at my work so I can’t read this, but I’ll just put it out there that any god who’d refuse an offering of strawberry shortcake is not a god I want to worship. Setting aside any/all Marvel jokes.
*crying with LOL*
I usually just default to chickens (or rice and salt) for sacrifices. FYI.
I just remembered this, but isn’t layered strawberry cream cake, like, the national dessert of Norway? That makes it a totally reasonable foodstuff to sacrifice to a Norse god! IIRC Norwegians eat some ridiculous amount of strawberries over the summer.
…I should check if there are any strawberries left at the markets. There were beautiful ones even a week ago, because all the sun this summer has been ridiculously good for local produce. I bought two cups worth and made a small pot of jam. XD;
I have learnt from this thread that Loki is the God of Self-Tangling Headphone Wires, which seems pretty legit.
As I have been declared the local Scandinavian dessert expert (?!?!?!), I guess I would suggest that if Loki is remotely like any of the Scandinavians I know, I’d skip the entire cake aspect and just give him a big bowl of whipped cream mixed with berries, and let him go to town on that. A lot of the desserts I have had have been sort of on the torte spectrum, but the overarching philosophy seems ot be MOAR WHIPPED CREAM MOAR BETTAR, you know?
But if one is really desperate to have a god who will eat all the desserts you want to dedicate to him, shouldn’t you go for someone like Ganesha?
Because fangirls find it difficult to ship a god who has an elephant’s head and has not been portrayed by some marginally attractive actor with an accent, or some shallow reason like that.
Actually, if you read the post, it has nothing to do with fangirls. (I know! I was surprised too!) It’s a pagan slapfight, which IMO just makes it funnier.Source: charmian
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