Finnish Mythology

The Gods of Finland...

LOUHI

Finnish Evil Goddess

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

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 Väinämöinen 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.

Louhi Facts and Figures

Name: Louhi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Evil
Area of expertise: Evil

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1100

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Article last revised on September 14, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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