Lutheran Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland.

Lutheran Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland.

The story goes that 1000 blankets were expected at this yarnbombing event in Helsinki, Finland, but ended up with 7800 and used only about half the pile. After the yarnbombing event all the blankets were donated to the safe house movement.

Fun Facts about Finland

Fun Facts about Finland

Saint John's arms, or Saint Hanne's cross, ancient Finnish symbol for protecting against evil spirits

Saint John's Arms - Finnish and Swedish Looped Square, Ancient Symbol, Bowen Knot Saint John's Knot

An Arctic Rainbow of Colour...: Saami controversy in Lapland ....

Reindeer, symbol of prosperity.never ask a Reindeer herder how many Reindeer they have.it's like asking how much money they have in their bank account.

Bushcraft--Sami-style tools including needle case, knife holder, and water cup

Saami-style tools including needle case, knife holster and watercup - I love the idea of the belt with holes so you can lace things on Finland

Finnish witch drum -- I was given one by one of my best friends who is Finnish, and eventually want one tattooed.

(Sami people) Traditional drum of a Sámi shaman (noaidi) with a map to the Otherworld

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.

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.

Check out this list of 20 TRADITIONAL FOOD OF FINLAND and let me know which one you'd love to try if you visit this beautiful country – or pin this to read later!

20 Different Traditional Finnish Food You Must Try in Finland

Check out this list of 20 TRADITIONAL FOOD OF FINLAND and let me know which one you'd love to try if you visit this beautiful country – or pin this to read later! different diet plan

SARAKKA women had specific goddesses, akkorna, Madderakka and her three daughters Sarakka, Juksakka and Uksakka. They lived in the tent. Sarakka was mainly the pregnant women goddess. Both men and women sacrificed to her. Sami had her "always on the tongue and in the heart"

SARAKKA women had specific goddesses, akkorna, Madderakka and her three daughters Sarakka, Juksakka and Uksakka. They lived in the tent. Sarakka was mainly the pregnant women goddess. Both men and women sacrificed to her. Sami had her "always on the tongue and in the heart"

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