FINNISH MYTHOLOGY

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LEMPO

Finnish Evil God

Also known as JUTAS, JUNTAS, PÄÄPIRU

God of Evil and Lord of Demons

Regarded as the devil himself, LEMPO creates misfortune, disease and unspeakable nastiness. He may also be an evil triad, with demons HIISI and PAHA closely associated with him.

LEMPO commands the demons of the forests and other evil spirits. These are called PIRU, and his nickname Pääpiru means ‘Head of the Demons’. He also has a rather fierce herd of mooses, or should we say meese?

His mortal enemy is LEMMINKAINEN (who is actually sometimes confused with him), and there’s a lot more info we hope to investigate once we’ve figured out a way past the fire-breathing moose.

One very interesting point is that LEMPO, the chief of wickedness, confusion and cruelty, is also the ancient Finnish God of Love. That may sound bizarre, but after all, love and hate are only different sides of the same coin...

LEMPO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LEMPO
Location : Finland
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Evil
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : JUTAS, JUNTAS, PÄÄPIRU
Popularity index : 8588
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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Lempo: Finnish God of Evil (Finnish mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 1 October 2014.

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