The Finnish Goddess Loviatar is a blind daughter of Tuoni, the god of Death. She was said to be the worst of them all. She was impregnated by wind and gave birth to nine sons, the Nine Diseases. In some poems, she also gives birth to a tenth child who is a girl. Sometimes Loviatar and Louhi are two different Goddesses. However, in the old folk poems the names are often used interchangeably. Some poems specify Louhi as the mother of the Nine diseases.