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Finnish Characters

Explore the rich tapestry of Finnish mythology, where ancient tales and legends come to life through a pantheon of fascinating characters. From wise sages and legendary heroes to enigmatic creatures and powerful deities, the world of Finnish folklore is a treasure trove of captivating stories and timeless wisdom. In this list, we delve into the enchanting realm of mythological Finnish characters, each with their own unique traits, powers, and contributions to the rich heritage of Finland. Join us on a journey through the Kalevala and beyond as we unravel the mysteries and adventures of these legendary figures, shedding light on the enduring cultural heritage of this enchanting northern land.


” the Eternal Smith”, Master Blacksmith and Craftsman


“the Fateful Bard”, Young hunter and musician

Joulupukki/Santa Claus
Joulupukki/Santa Claus

“Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle”


“the Tormented,” Formerly a shepherd, later a tragic hero

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” the Finnish Hero””,  Adventurer, Hero, and Wanderer

Louhi, By Paul Heckscher, Museovirasto, Historian kuvakokoelma, Antellin kokoelmat, CC BY 4.0,

“The Mistress of Pohjola, The Malevolent Sorceress”, Sorceress and ruler of Pohjola

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Mistress Klaus

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By Akseli Gallen-Kallela - 1. interstitiality.net2. Turku Art Museum, image, Public Domain,, Vainamoinen

“The Eternal Bard”

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