Finnish Mythology

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SAMPO

Finnish information

Picture of the Finnish information Sampo from our Finnish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Ilmarinen's amazing magic mill (patent pending)

This extraordinary mill was invented by Ilmarinen the Divine Smith as a wedding present for Väinämöinen.

The ingenious device was three-sided with a multi-colored lid, and could grind corn, money and salt, yet was easily portable. In fact it was so portable that it was accidentally chucked into the sea, where it remains to this day, churning out the world’s salt.

We imagine it looking like a Heath Robinson / Rube Goldberg invention full of rickety cogs and wurdling-flumper attachments. Such gadgets don’t exist today, but if you fancy building one we can supply detailed plans as part of our exclusive Sampo Construction Kit. Batteries not included.

Sampo Facts and Figures

Name: Sampo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: information
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on September 14, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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