Finnish Mythology

The Gods of Finland...

PÄIVÄTÄR

Finnish Summer Goddess

Also known as PÄIVÄ, PÄIVYT, PAIVA, PAIVYT

Picture of the Finnish Summer Goddess Päivätär from our Finnish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Goddess of Summer

With a sunny disposition to drive away those winter blues.

She has close connections with the Sun. Guess what? The Sun is formed from the yolks of the Cosmic Duck Eggs. See Ilmatar for the whole story.

Once upon a time there was a British Egg Marketing Board which came up with the amazing slogan ‘Go To Work On An Egg.’ This must have been poached from Finland.

Päivätär Facts and Figures

Name: Päivätär
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: PÄIVÄ, PÄIVYT, PAIVA, PAIVYT

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

In charge of: Summer
Area of expertise: Summer

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 117

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Article last updated on May 10, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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