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Picture of the Finnish Evil Goddess LOUHI from our Finnish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Finnish Evil Goddess

Queen of the bleak realm of Pohjola

A wicked enchantress.

She uses her attractive daughters to trick suitors into near-impossible tasks. They cannot win, as she’s on hand to destroy any that succeed.

LOUHI has the skill to transform herself into a griffin, the power to shut the Sun and Moon up in a cave, and the ability to send cold as a viable entity to inflict ice-binding if you are afloat.

She was only outwitted by VAINAMOINEN and ILMARINEN, who ran off with the magic SAMPO mill they had made for her. Even then she caused things to grind to a halt when the mill fell overboard in the ensuing water chase.


Name : LOUHI
Location : Finland
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Evil
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 5675
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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Louhi: Finnish Goddess of Evil (Finnish mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 1 October 2014.

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