What gods did the Finnish worship?

What gods did the Finnish worship?

Finnish paganism is the indigenous pagan religion in Finland and Karelia prior to Christianisation. It was a polytheistic religion, worshipping a number of different deities. The principal god was the god of thunder and the sky, Ukko; other important gods included Jumo (Jumala), Ahti, and Tapio.

Who is the god of Finland?

Jumala, 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.

Are Ukko and Thor the same?

This ancient and puzzling deity is often confused with Thor – the thunder god of neighboring Sweden and Norway. However, Ukko is both different and quite older than Thor.

What is Finnish mythology called?

Finnish Mythology in Context A work called the Kalevala (pronounced kah-luh-VAH-luh), which the Finnish people consider their national epic, contains many of the legends.

What does Ukko Pekka mean?

The nickname of the locomotive was “Ukko-Pekka” meaning approximately “(respected) Grandpa Pekka”, after the President of Finland Pehr Evind Svinhufvud. The Hr1 was built for coal firing, but during the coal shortage after the war in 1945, birch wood was used as fuel.

How do you pronounce UKKO?


  1. IPA: /ˈukːo/, [ˈukːo̞]
  2. Rhymes: -ukːo.
  3. Syllabification: Uk‧ko.

Why do Finns say Torille?

“Torilla tavataan!” or more shortly put “Torille” means “Let’s meet up at the marketplace” and it’s a kind of meme to say whenever Finland is mentioned in the global news. Nina Mäkinen and 880 others like this. We were just in Finland and even the bus drivers made jokes about how introverted and happy they are!

What does Satana mean in Finnish?

Saatana. Saatana means quite literally Satan, but used in a similar fashion to helvetti. Often used less crude replacement words for it are saamari, samperi and saakeli. Along with “perkele”, “vittu” and “jumalauta”, this is one of the most classic and most used words in Finnish.

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