Finnish mythology

HALTIJA

Finnish Spirits

Also known as HALTIA

The Lesser Gods

In other words, Finnish spirits. The word Haltija can be translated ‘Fairy’, but it’s probably more accurate to think of them as elves, gnomes, or even brownie spirits.

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

Others include METSANHALTIJA (forest spirits), MAANHALTIJA (land spirits), VEDENHALTIJA (water spirits) and ILMAN-HALTIAT (air spirits).

Haltija Facts and Figures

Name: Haltija
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: HALTIA

Gender: Both male and female
Type: spiritual being
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Many Things
Area of expertise: Many things, lots of stuff

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 14243

Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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