"A wayward youth in mischief takes delight, / A trick to put one in a sorry plight, / He deeply digs a pit; covers it all o'er, / And thinks he'll have him in his power; / But now, while he on this way is strolling, / Into his own trap, see now he's falling."—Barber, 1857

He Dug a Pit and Fell into it Himself

"A wayward youth in mischief takes delight, / A trick to put one in a sorry plight, / He deeply digs…

Loki, the god of mischief, cut off all of Thor's wife, Sif's beautiful hair. In order to get something better to replace her hair, he has Dvalin the dwarf make a wig of pure gold.

Loki and Dvalin

Loki, the god of mischief, cut off all of Thor's wife, Sif's beautiful hair. In order to get something…