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Also known as KUN

A picture showing the legend of KUU taken from our Finnish mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Finnish Gods, Finnish Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Moon Deity and/or personification of the moon.

The Finns are at it again. They can't just have a simple Moon God like everyone else. No, KUU was formed from the whites of duck eggs laid in the crook of the knee of ILMATAR (Goddess of Air), who had been floating in a ocean for 700 years. Then a lot of glittering and shining went on and KUU became silver.

An impeccable source tells us that KUU is not actually a God, but simply the Finnish word for 'moon'. It certainly seems to be the word for 'month', although our Finnish leaves a lot to be desired.

Look, Finland is a weird place — all reindeer and Lapland Dancing. They also know more about Father Christmas than they let on too (see MARJATTA).

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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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Name : KUU
Location : Finland
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KUN
Popularity index : 413

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