Finnish Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

du-urt

A corn spirit. Also called du-urt.

haltija

A guardian spirit: the soul or spirit. Immanent in all things. Also commonly called haltija, haldja, haldja, haltia, haltia, ort, ort, urt, urt, Varjohaltija, Varjohaltija, Varjohaltia, varjohaltija or varjohaltija.

Hittavainen

A god of hunters: a forest spirit. Also commonly identified as Hittavainen, Hittauanin or Hittauanin.

Ilma

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Irpa

A storm-goddess. Sometimes known as Irpa.

Kalina

A goddess of death. On occassion, identified as Kalina.

Kipu-Tytto

A goddess of sickness. Daughter of Tuoni and Tuonetar. Sister of Kivutar, Loviatar and Vammatar. She enticed mortals to the underworld by singing. At times, called Kipu-Tytto.

Kivutar

A goddess of suffering. Daughter of Tuoni and Tuonetar. Sister of Kipu-Tytto, Loviatar and Vammatar. Occasionally known as Kivutar.

Kullervo

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Kuu

The moon. Sometimes known as Kuu.

Kylli

Wife of Lemminkainen. Her husband divorced her when she broke a promise not to attend local dances. In some references, referred to as Kylli.

Kylliki

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Lemminkainen

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Lempi

Father of Lemminkainen. Sometimes called Lempi, 'love' or 'love'.

Lempo

An evil spirit. Sometimes referred to as Lempo, Hiisi or Hiisi.

Lonrot, Elias

The compiler of the Kalevala. Also called Lonrot, Elias, Lonnrot(h), Lonnrot(h), (1802-1884) or (1802-1884).

Louhi

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Loviatar

A goddess of evil, a plague-goddess. Daughter of Tuoni and Tuonetar. Sister of Kipu-Tytto and Kivutar. She was the mother of many afflictions. In some references, referred to as Loviatar.

Maiden of Pohjola

Daughter of Louhi. Wife of Ilmarinen. At times, referred to as Maiden of Pohjola.

Mannu

A mother-goddess. Sometimes referred to as Mannu.

Markhattu

A blind cowherd. He caused a water-snake to kill Lemminkainen and threw the hero's body into the river. Sometimes known as Markhattu.

Nyyrikki

Son of Tapio and Mielkki. Brother of Tuulikki. Sometimes known as Nyyrikki.

Otava

A sky-deity, spirit of the Great Bear. Also known as Otava.

Otso

A woodland deity in the form of a bear. Occasionally known as Otso.

Paha

An evil spirit. Sometimes called Paha.

Pauanne

A name of Ukko as god of thunder. Sometimes referred to as Pauanne.

Pellervoine

A guardian god of vegetation. Occasionally identified as Pellervoine.

Sampo

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talonhaltia

A guardian spirit of the household. On occassion, identified as talonhaltia.

Thorgerd

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tjetajat

Shamans: wizards. Occasionally known as tjetajat.

Tuulikki

Daughter of Tapio and Mielkki. Sister of Nyyrikki. Also identified as Tuulikki.

Unatamo

Brother of Kalervo. Uncle of Kullervo. He killed his own brother, Kalervo, incurring the lifelong hatred of Kullervo. Known as Unatamo.

Untamo

A god of dreams. Brother of Kalervo. He killed his brother and sent Kalervo's son, Kullervo, as a slave to Ilmarinen. Referred to as Untamo.

Vammatar

A goddess of sickness. Daughter of Tuoni and Tuonetar. Sister of Kipu-Tyho and Kivutar. In some references, identified as Vammatar.

Vellamo

A sea-goddess. Consort of the sea-god, Ahti. Also commonly known as Vellamo, Wellamo or Wellamo.

Vetehinen

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Virgins of the Waves

Sea-nymphs. In some lore, occasionally known as Virgins of the Waves.
Finnish Mythology