How to get Tanisha’s attention if you are a deity. Find an artistic image, character, or have her read/watch your story. Touch her heart and make her fall in love with you. Tada! Instant convert.
As a Heathen, I love Lokians. I believe Loki deserves followers, and that he serves those followers well. I believe that in a circle, He should be able to be “Hailed” along with all the others. I don’t (things are developing) have a big, lovely relationship with Him. Once I learned He was to have a drink every time Odin does, I have always poured some for Him. It seems good manners and hospitality, which is a large part of Heathenism, so it makes sense.
I’ve seen similar issues with Exu, Road Keeper of the Orisha. Every ceremony opens with Him, He translates your requests for the Orisha (except for Oshun, she can hear you directly), nothing begins without Him. Though I have heard that people toss His offerings into the street, so He doesn’t actually come in. He’s amoral, and that makes some people uncomfortable with Him.
I found Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin on “Once Upon a Time” to be the epitome of Loki. Charming, devious, and yes, loving, and always, always, sharply dressed. Magical. Loving. Plus, the character’s story is blended into “Beauty and the Beast” which is my absolute favorite faery tale of all time. I have read hundreds of versions of it, and have at least 5 at my disposal right now. If I had to write a thesis, it would be on this faery tale.
As soon as I loved Mr. Gold and realized he was Loki-ish, (I swear, this is like my God Signal…wait until she falls in love with you) Loki came like lightning. During our first thunderstorm, here in McCloud. He bounced and bounced like Tigger, and I called up my Priest and Priestess people and went “Um…Help?” and they helped. Loki’s followers have told me that He helps people who have been abused. Perhaps that’s why he’s here.
He’s asked for unusual things. A mirror and a piece of beeswax (but then, I’m an Oshun and a beekeeper, so…maybe useful?) one of my 2 quartz crystal penises (ha ha) and a piece of gold. In this way, my Loki altar looks much like my Oshun altar, and it takes me a minute to grasp why She might have 2 altars in one room…then I remember. He’s also asked that I devote a fire to Him in our wood stove.
We’ll see how it goes. He has a lot of presence.