Finnish paganism
Finnish paganism was the indigenous pagan religion in Finland, Estonia and Karelia prior to Christianization. It was a polytheistic religion, worshipping a number of different deities. The principal g...
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Haltija
A tomte, nisse or tomtenisse (Sweden) ([ˈtɔ̀mːtɛ]), nisse (Norway and Denmark) ([ˈnìsːɛ] or [ˈnesə], Danish plural nisser) or haltija (Finland) is a mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore ty...
Soul dualism
Soul dualism or a dualistic soul concept is a range of beliefs that a person has two (or more) kinds of souls. In many cases, one of the souls is associated with body functions (“body soul") and the o...
Tuonela
Tuonela is the realm of the dead or the Underworld in Finnish and Estonian mythology. Tuonela, Tuoni, Manala and Mana are used synonymously. In Estonian mythology, it is called Toonela or Manala.Accor...
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Northern Crusades
The Northern Crusades or Baltic Crusades were crusades undertaken by the Christian kings of Denmark, Poland and Sweden, the German Livonian and Teutonic military orders, and their allies against the p...
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Finnish mythology
Finnish mythology is a commonly applied description of the folklore of Finnish paganism, of which a modern revival is practiced by a small percentage of the Finnish people. It has many features shared...
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Kalma (goddess)
Kalma is the Finnish goddess of death and decay, her name meaning "The Stench of Corpses". Her favorite places to linger are graveyards and cemeteries; in fact, one Finnish word for graveyard is kalmi...
Loviatar
Loviatar ([ˈloʋiɑtɑr], alternative names Loveatar, Lovetar, Lovehetar, Louhetar, Louhiatar, Louhi) is a blind daughter of Tuoni, the god of death in Finnish mythology. She was said to be the worst of ...
Ved-ava
Ved-ava is a water deity, common to several Baltic and Finno-Ugric peoples traditionally dependent on fishing. She is also sometimes associated with fertility. She is generally depicted as a water c...
Metsänpeitto
Metsänpeitto (lit. forest cover) is a phenomenon found in Finnish folklore. It was used to describe people or domestic animals who went missing in nature for unexplained reasons.People "covered by for...
Kalevi (mythology)
Kaleva - also known as Kalevi or Kalev - is an ancient Finnish ruler, known from the Finnish epic Kalevala. Kaleva and his sons are important heroic figures in Estonian, Finnish and Karelian mytholog...
Akka (spirit)
Akka is a female spirit in Sami shamanism and Finnish mythology. Worship of the akka was common and took the form of sacrifices, pleas for help and various rituals. Some Sámi believed the akka lived u...
Noita
Noita is the Finnish word for witch and may refer to:
Louhi
Louhi ([ˈlouɦi]) is a queen of the land known as Pohjola in Finnish, Karelian and Lappish mythology.
Louhi is described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchan...
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Perkele
pronunciationPerkele is an alternative name of Ukko, the chief god of the Finnish pagan pantheon. In modern Finnish, the interjection "perkele!" is a common profanity, approximately equivalent to "t...
Finnish neopaganism
Finnish Neopaganism, or the Finnish native faith (Finnish: Suomenusko: "Finnish Faith") is the contemporary Neopagan revival of Finnish paganism, the pre-Christian polytheistic ethnic religion of ...
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Peko
Peko (Finnish spelling Pekko, Pekka, Pellon Pekko) is an ancient Estonian and Finnish god of crops, especially barley and brewing. In the area of Setumaa, between Estonia and Russia, inhabited by the ...
Surma (Finnish mythology)
Surma is a character in the Finnish folklore of Kalevala. Surma is a terrible beast, embodies sudden, violent death and guards the gates of the Tuonela to prevent escape. It is often described as bein...
Mythologia Fennica
Mythologia Fennica (Finnish mythology) is a book written by Cristfried Ganander. The book contains extensive explanations regarding Finnish mythology and is often seen as a dictionary. The book was pu...
Mielikki
Mielikki is the Finnish goddess of forests and the hunt. She is referred to in various tales as either the wife or the daughter-in-law of Tapio, and the mother of Nyyrikki. She is said to have playe...
Nyyrikki
Nyyrikki is the Finnish god of the hunt, and son of Tapio and Mielikki. He has been tenuously associated with Nimrod.
Pohjola
Pohjola or Pohja is a location in Finnish mythology, sometimes translated in English as Northland or Pohjoland. It is one of the two main polarities in the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, along w...
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Väinämöinen
Väinämöinen ([ˈʋæinæˌmøinen]) is a god, hero and the central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala. His name comes from the Finnish word väinä, meanin...
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Wendish Crusade
The Wendish Crusade (German: Wendenkreuzzug) was a military campaign in 1147, one of the Northern Crusades and a part of the Second Crusade, led primarily by the Kingdom of Germany within the Holy...
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Yout
A Yout (Old Norse Yūt) is a type of fairy in Finnish folklore. A gnome type sprite that inhabit trees. They are said to be mischievous beings that lead travelers in astray and bring bad luck to those ...