Finnish Mythology

The Gods of Finland...

UKKO

Finnish Storm God

Also known as YLIJUMALA, UKKO-YLIJUMALA

Picture of the Finnish Storm God Ukko from our Finnish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Top Management Sky God

He brought Ilmatar into being. He specializes in Storms and Lightning.

He’s also the source of a mysterious celestial beverage which drops from the skies. This is not so much manna from heaven as honey from the clouds. It’s not only sweet but also has amazing adhesive properties (see Lemminkäinen).

If you need more info, you could be out of luck. Ukko is somewhat aloof. There’s no point in trying to reach him unless all other prayers remain unanswered. You could try his wife Akka, who as Earth Mother Goddess is far more down-to-earth.

Once the Top God of Finland, Ukko found his popularity reduce as Christianity spread through the country. See Jumala.

Ukko Facts and Figures

Name: Ukko
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: YLIJUMALA, UKKO-YLIJUMALA

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Storms
Area of expertise: Storms

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 522

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

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