Marjatta

Baltic - A Finnish virgin who gave birth. The child, a boy, was born after his mother had swallowed a cranberry. Vainamoinen advised that the child should be killed. The child himself rebuked the hero and was baptised as a king. Vainamoinen was offended and sailed off in a copper boat to some place between earth and heaven where, like a number of other national heroes, he awaits a call in his country's hour of need. On occassion, called Marjatta.

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