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MADDERAKKA

Finnish Childbirth Goddess

Also known as MADDER-AKKA, MADERAKKA

Mother Goddess of Childbirth and Babycare

She is the all-over Mother Goddess responsible for baby welfare from the womb onwards — or should it be outwards?

Helping with the delivery service are her three daughters, SARAKKA, JUKSAKKA and UKSAKKA, who help choose baby names and prevent nappy rash. And she is married to MADDERATCHA who doles out the souls for the little darlings.

Together, they all help when it comes to inspiration for baby names. (Which one of them was responsible for the name Acker Bilk?)

We suspect MADDERAKKA may also be related to AKKA, the wife of UKKO. But ‘akka’ means simply female, so our speculation continues...

MADDERAKKA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MADDERAKKA
Area or people : Saami (Lapland)
Location : Finland
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Birth
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MADDER-AKKA, MADERAKKA
Popularity index : 5462

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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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