Finnish Mythology

The Gods of Finland...

MARJATTA

Finnish legendary mortal

Mysterious Virgin Mother

Christmas in Finland? Marjatta is a virgin who became pregnant after swallowing a mysterious talking whortleberry.

As told in the Luojan Virsi, a collection of religious songs, she gave birth in a stable to a God-like child who went on to supersede Väinämöinen as he sailed off into the distance.

With a worshiping stable boy, a bright new star in the heavens, and a set of accompanying miracles, this all sounds very familiar. Where have we heard this song before? Or possibly after?

Marjatta Facts and Figures

Name: Marjatta
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 777

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

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