Vellamo is the goddess of water, lakes and seas in Finnish mythology. She is said to be tall and beautiful, and is much respected by fishermen, who pray to her for good fishing luck. Vellamo can also control the winds to help sailors, and she controls the storms and waves. Vellamo has magical cows that live on underwater fields. Sometimes, during the morning mist, she brings her cows above the surface to eat water hay.
The Hakkapeliitta were Finnish light cavalrymen in the service of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War in the They were known to be mobile and efficient in battle and they excelled in sudden attacks, raiding and charging.