Lok was the Evil Principle among the Scandinavians; like the Arimanes of the Persians, he was supposed to he in continual enmity with the Gods, or posterity of Odin.
 These were the wolf Fenris; Hela, or the Goddess of Death; and the Great Serpent, who wound himself round the earth.
 These were the Deities who were supposed to govern the created system.
 Under this name are comprehended the Giants of the Frost and the Genii: the first were descended from the Giant Ymir, who was formed of congealed drops of moistnre by the breath of the Almighty power; the Genii inhabited a globe of Fire.
 The supreme Deity of the Goths and Celts, the Hesus of Lucan; from him many of the Deities worshipped by the Scandinavians were descended.
 Yet from the Voluspa it should seem that the Scandinavians believed in a Being superior to Odin: who existed before the world, and after its destruction was to restore all things.