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HALTIA

The Lesser Gods. In other words, Finnish spirits.

The word Haltia can be translated 'Fairy', but we think it's more accurate to call them gnomes, or even brownies.

Small, human-like, but mostly unseen and mysterious, there are many of them and each has its own particular job. The domestic HALTIA are known as KOTIHALTIA, and very useful they are.

Others include METSANHALTIA (forest spirits), MAAN-HALTIAT (land spirits), VEDEN-HALTIAT (water spirits) and ILMAN-HALTIAT (air spirits).

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Article last updated on 17 January 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT HALTIA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HALTIA
Location : Finland
Gender : Both male and female
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 324

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