He came to a funny finish — he was cut to pieces and chucked into the River of the Dead at Tuonela. Luckily for him, his anguished mum (who some sources claim is Ilmatar) found the body and rescued it. Following assistance from Suonetar, she managed to glue the bits back together using Ukko’s amazingly adhesive honey. So Lemminkäinen is now sticky and tricky.
He was a brave warrior but suffered from an overdose of testosterone which caused much grief in his marriage to Kyllikki.
Occasionally it’s claimed that he developed an evil twist and became Lempo, but we haven’t yet managed to pin him down for an interview.
Lemminkäinen Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Lemminkainen, KAUKO, KAUKO-MIELI, LEMMINKÂINEN
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Mayhem
Area of expertise: Trickster, Mischief, Mayhem
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 173
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Article last updated on September 14, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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