FINNISH MYTHOLOGY

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ANTERO-VIPUNEN

Finnish fabulous creature

Finnish Giant who sleeps under the earth

A just-underneath Earth Giant who used topsoil as a blanket so he could snooze undisturbed for simply ages. Things grew on him and in his sleep he absorbed nature’s secrets.

The Finnish hero VAINAMOINEN was building a magic boat and, badly needing a binding spell, was told to try the slumbering giant. When shouting and shaking didn’t work VAINAMOINEN poked a stick down into ANTERO-VIPUNEN’s gullet. This didn’t wake him either. ANTERO-VIPUNEN just yawned and swallowed him.

Making the best of a bad job, VAINAMOINEN managed to build a smithy in the giant’s stomach. Quite how this was accomplished has never been adequately explained, but build it he did. Before long, the giant coughed and spluttered and VAINAMOINEN shot forth complete with regurgitated binding spells. We assume ANTERO-VIPUNEN slumbers on and his digestion has recovered.

ANTERO-VIPUNEN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ANTERO-VIPUNEN
Location : Finland
Gender : Male
Type : fabulous creature
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 4837
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Article last updated on 31 December 2012 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Antero-vipunen: Finnish fabulous creature (Finnish mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Dec. 2012. Web. 2 October 2014.

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