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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Pre Christian Finnish"   (9 records)

NameOriginDescription
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"Hittavainen"
Pre - Christian Karelian / Finnish Hunting god. Guardian deity of hare-hunters....
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"Immarinen"
Pre - Christian Finnish sky god. A weather god who places the stars in the sky. Also a guardian deity of travelers and a smith-god who educated man in the use of iron and forging....
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"Kondos"
Pre - Christian Finnish God of cereal crops. Particularly identified with the sowing of wheat. After Christianization, he was absorbed by the figure of St. Urban....
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"Pajainen"
Pre - Christian Finnish God. The deity who kills the great bull in Finnish legend....
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"Pekko"
Pre - Christian Finnish / Baltic regions God of cereal crops. In Finland he is PELLON PEKKO and specifically a god of barley used in brewing beer. In Estonia he is a corn god whose image, made of wax, was kept in the corn chest. He was originally honored on a day taken over by a Christian festival for St. Peter....
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"Pellon Pekko"
Pre - Christian Finnish vegetation god. The deity responsible for the germination and harvesting of barley used to make beer. The first brewing is dedicated to Pellon Pekko. He may have largely become syncretized with St. Peter under Christian influence.See also PEKKO....
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"Sampsa (sedge)"
Pre - Christian Finnish vegetation god. He is perceived as a giver of life to seed which lies dormant through the Winter months. His unnamed consort, to whom he is wed in a form of sacred marriage which takes place at sowing time, is also his stepmother....
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"Tapio"
Pre - Christian Finnish Hunting god. Believed to inhabit Forests and invoked before a hunt....
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"Ukko"
Pre - Christian Finnish Thunder god. Drives a cart which generates flashes of lightning as the horses' hoofs hit stones along the way; the noise of thunder comes from the wheels or from Ukko grinding corn with a big stone. Attributes: ax, blue robe, hammer and sword....