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LEMMINKAINEN
Also known as KAUKO, KAUKO-MIELI, LEMMINK┬INEN

A picture showing the legend of LEMMINKAINEN 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!

Finnish Trickster God, full of conjuring and conjugality.

He came to a funny finish — he was cut to pieces and chucked into the River of the Dead at TUONELA. Luckily for him, his anguished mum (who some sources claim is ILMATAR) found the body and rescued it. Following assistance from SUONETAR, she managed to glue the bits back together using UKKO's amazingly adhesive honey. So LEMMINKAINEN is now sticky and tricky.

He was a brave warrior but suffered from an overdose of testosterone which caused much grief in his marriage to KYLLIKKI.

Occasionally it's claimed that he developed an evil twist and became LEMPO, but we haven't yet managed to pin him down for an interview.

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Article last updated on 07 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT LEMMINKAINEN : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : LEMMINKAINEN
Location : Finland
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KAUKO, KAUKO-MIELI, LEMMINK┬INEN
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