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List of Gods : "Finland"
NameOriginDescription
Ahti (or Ahto) Finland God of the depths, giver of fish.
Ajatar (sometimes Ajattara) Finland An evil forest spirit.
Akka Finland The consort of Ukko. Finland
Akka (old lady) Finland Female spirit, feminine counterpart of "Ukko"[7].
Akras Finland The god of fertility and the protector of plants, especially the turnip.
Antero Vipunen Finland Deceased giant, protector of deep knowledge and magic.
Avfruvva Finland Mermaid goddess of Finland
Egres/ Akras Karelian Finland A fertility god in charge of the the turnip crop
Hiisi Karelin Finland A pre-Christian tree god that of course was demoted to mean devil, but in the eight minor sense
Ibmel Finland A sky god and a general name for various gods. Finland
Iku-Turso Finland A malevolent sea monster and a god of war. Finland
Ilma Finland God of air. Symbolizes element of Air, the element of wind. Finland
Ilmatar Finland Female spirit of air; the daughter of primeval substance of creative spirit. Mother of Vдinдmцinen in Kalevala.
Ilmatar Finland The virgin goddess of the air. She is portrayed as androgynous with both male and female aspects, though she is primarily female. Despite her virginity, she was the mother of Vainamoinen, the god of music, Lemminkainen, god of magic, and Ilmarinen, the god of smithing. Finland
Jumala Finland A generic name for a major deity. Originally the name given by the Finns to the sky, the sky-god, and the supreme god. Later taivas and Ukko were used as the names for the sky and the sky-god. The word means god and was later used for the Christian God. The origin of the word is unknown – some possible explanations are derivation from Jomali, the supreme deity of the Permians and origination from the Estonian word jume.
Kalevanpoika (son/ man of Kaleva) Finland A giant hero who can cut down forests and mow down huge meadows, identical with Estonian national epic hero Kalevipoeg.
Kave Finland Ancient god of sky, later the deity of the lunar cycle. Father of Vдinдmцinen. Also Kaleva.
Kotitonttu Finland Tutelary of the home.
Kullervo Finland Tragic antihero. Model for Tъrin Turambar in Tolkien's Silmarillion.
Kuu Finland God of Moon.
Lalli Finland Finn who slew Bishop Henry on the ice of Lake Kцyliц, according to a legend.
Lemminkдinen (Ahti Saarelainen, Kaukomieli) Finland A brash hero.
Lempo Finland Originally a fertility spirit, became synonymous with demon in the Christian era.
Louhi Finland The matriarch of Pohjola, hostess of the Underworld.
Loviatar Finland The blind daughter of Tuoni and the mother of Nine diseases.
Luonnotar Finland Spirit of nature, feminine creator.
Menninkдinen Finland A fairy spirit, gnome.
Mielikki Finland Wife of Tapio, the goddess of the forest.
Nyyrikki Finland The god of hunting, son of Tapio.
Nдkki Finland The fearsome spirit of pools, wells and bridges. Same as Nix.
Otso Finland The spirit of bear (one of many circumlocutory epithets).
Pajainen Finnish A god, the deity that killed the great bull in the legends of Finland
Pajonn Finland God of thunder known as the one who dwells in the heaven. Finland
Pekko (or Pellon Pekko) Finland The god of crops, especially barley and brewing.
Pellervo (or Sampsa Pellervoinen) Finland The god of harvest.
Perkele Finland The Devil. Originally Perkele was not the Devil but a god of thunder and can be seen as an earlier form of Ukko. Related to Baltic Perkunas and Norse Thor.
Pihatonttu Finland Tutelary of the yard.
Piru Finland Spirit, demon. Probably later loan word related to "spirit".
Pдivдtдr Finland The goddess of day.
Rahko Finland The Karelian god of time; Rahko tars the moon describes the phases of the moon.
Saunatonttu Finland Tutelary of the sauna.
Surma Finland The personification of a violent death.
Ta'he'tar Finland The daughter of the Stars. The Kalevala. Finland
Ta'ni'ka Finland A magic mansion of Pohja. The Kalevala. Finland
Ta'pi-o Finland The god of the forest. The Kalevala. Finland
Tapio Finland The god of the forest.
Tellervo Finland The goddess of the forest, daughter of Tapio and Mielikki.
Ter'he-ne'tar Finland Daughter of the Fog. The Kalevala. Finland
Tont'tu Finland A little house-spirit. The Kalevala. Finland
Tonttu Finland Generally benign tutelary. Originally, a patron of cultivated land, keeper of lot.
Tu'o-ne'la Finland The abode of Tuoni. The Kalevala. Finland
Tu'o-ne'tar Finland The hostess of Death-land; a daughter of Tuoni. The Kalevala. Finland
Tu'ri Finland Tuuri. The god of the Honey-land. The Kalevala. Finland
Tu-le'tar (Tuule'tar) Finland A goddess of the winds. The Kalevala. Finland
Tu-lik'ki (Tuullk'ki) Finland One of the daughters of Tapio. The Kalevala. Finland
Tu-o'ni Finland The god of death. The Kalevala. Finland
Tuo'nen Poi'ka Finland The son of Tuoni. The Kalevala. Finland
Tuomas Finland Eternally befuddled.
Tuonetar Finland Name referring to both the mistress and the daughter of Tuoni.
Tursas Finland The Tavastian god of war. May be same as the Norse Tyr and the Germanic Tоwaz.
Tuulikki Finland Daughter of Tapio and Mielikki, goddess of animals.
Ukko (old man) Finland The god of the sky and thunder, related to Thor (Estonian Taara).
Vedenemo (mother of waters) Finland Karelian goddess of water
Vellamo Finland The wife of Ahti, goddess of the sea, lakes and storms. A current image of Vellamo can be seen on the coat of arms of Pдijдnne Tavastia.
Vдinдmцinen Finland The old and wise man, who possessed a potent, magical voice. The central character in Finnish folklore and he is the main character in the Kalevala.