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 trees. They also know more about Father Christmas than they let on too (see Marjatta).
Kuu Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kun
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: the Moon
Area of expertise: Moon
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1875
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Article last revised on May 11, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.