Finnish Mythology

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TUONELA

Finnish legendary place

Also known as MANALA

The Finnish Underworld

This is the rest home of the dead, managed by Tuoni and Tuonetar with the assistance of Kalma and a team of hand-picked spirits.

It’s run like a very boring retirement home for those who’ve led very boring lives and are now content with a very boring death. The spacious grounds contain a protective river patrolled by Surma for your added security — and luxury accommodation is always available.

Each room has scenic views of the spot where Lemminkäinen’s remains were fished out of the water, and the nightly cabaret kicks off with Tuonelan Joutsen, the Swan of the Dead, singing a mournful dirge for your entertainment.

The proprietors claim that Tuonela is not an Underworld. The only complaint they have ever received is that the welcoming hospitality is sometimes a little too generous.

So when planning your final vacation, consider Tuonela. A pleasant restful stay is guaranteed, and there’s no need to book in advance.

Tuonela Facts and Figures

Name: Tuonela
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: MANALA

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 112

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

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