Kai Karpinmaa

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Paivatar - Finnish  - Goddess Of Light

Saules Meita the Latvian Goddess of the sun’s renewal, daughter of the sun Goddess Saule. Dressed in fine silk clothes, Saules Meita wears a golden ring and a garland of leaves.

From the 9th to the 13th century there are various references to a place called Kvenland, located somewhere in Scandinavia. Historians have come up with many theories of where Kvenland might have been, with one likely candidate being somewhere in what is now northern Finland.

From the 9th to the 13th century there are various references to a place called Kvenland, located somewhere in Scandinavia. Historians have come up with many theories of where Kvenland might have been, with one likely candidate being somewhere in what is now northern Finland.

these exquisite and remarkably advanced looking weapons (particularly the sword- quillions that large were unusual this early) were found in the grave of a woman in Finland, dated 10th century IIRC”

A woman's weapons.these exquisite and remarkably advanced looking weapons (particularly the sword- quillions that large were unusual this early) were found in the grave of a woman in Finland, dated century IIRC”

God of wind - Bieggagallis, in sámi art

God of wind - Bieggagallis, in Sámi art. [Drawings of Saami symbology used on ritual drums & possibly in prehistoric rock art in northern Eurasia.

Nordic Thoughts: The Yule Goat " A Nuuttipukki in straw outfit and sword, in the town of Myllylä, Itis, Finland, 1926.  Photo: Aino Oksanen, Museiverket"

rustincohleruinedmylife: “ On Tjugondag jul [the Day of Yule], there has been a tradition a bit analogous to modern Santa Claus, where men dressed as a goat (Finnish: Nuuttipukki) would visit houses. Unlike Santa Claus, Nuuttipukki was a scary.

sielulintu -

sielulintu - Finnish paganism In Karelia it was believed that a bird brings the soul to a newborn baby, and that the same bird takes the soul with it when person dies. This soul-carrying bird was called sielulintu, "soul-bird"