Sunday, March 28, 2010


Short list in english of Finnish Gods and Goddesses.

Long list in Finnish:

Gallen Kallela, Akseli "The Aino Triptych"

In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti. The name is derived from velloa, "to rock oneself." She is sometimes described as "cold hearted". Along with Ahti, she dwells in the undersea palace of Ahtola. She is often pictured as a mermaid.

Kalma is Finnish goddess of death and decay. She lives in Tuonela, the Finnish Underworld, and is accompanied by Surma. Her name means "The Stench of Corpses".

In Finnish mythology, Rauni (Akka) is a fertility goddess and the wife of Ukko.

In Finnish mythology, Ahti or Ahto is one of the heroic figures Elias Lönnrot compiled in the character of Lemminkäinen.
Ahti is described as a fierce warrior who vows to live in peace after gaining Kyllikki as his wife, but breaks the oath and falls in a combat.

Tapio is an East Finnish forest spirit or god (bear). Hunters prayed to him before a hunt. His wife is the goddess of forest, Mielikki. He was the father of Annikki, Tellervo, Nyyrikki (the god of hunting), and Tuulikki. He figures prominently in the Kalevala.


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