Finnish Mythology

The Gods of Finland...


Finnish Moon God

Also known as Kun

Picture of the Finnish Moon God Kuu from our Finnish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Moon Deity and/or personification of the moon

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

Name: Kuu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kun

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Moon
Area of expertise: Moon

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3726

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Article last revised on May 11, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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