Laufey or Nál is a figure from Norse mythology, the mother of Loki. Nál means "needle"; according to Sörla þáttr, Laufey was also called this because she was "both slender and weak". The meaning of Laufey is less clear but is generally taken to be "full of leaves"; a straight reading of the name can be understood as meaning "leaf island", an attested kenning for a tree.
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