Sámi Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Sápmi

The Gods and spirits of Sámi Mythology

The most popular Sámi gods

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Introduction

Welcome to our section on Sámi Mythology. The Sámi people live in Sápmi aka Saamiland, a cultural region spread across the furthest reaches of Finland, Norway and Sweden. (This area was formerly known as Lapland but let’s not talk about that.)

The Sámi have traditionally been a semi-nomadic people heavily into reindeer, fishing and making things out of fur. As you might expect, their Gods tend to have similar interests.

Living close to nature in a harsh and unforgiving environment, it’s good to know the Sámi have the protection of some beneficial deities.

For other Gods in the same location check out our Finnish Mythology section.


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Introduction to Sámi Mythology.

Use our Godbrowser™ to explore the Gods of Sámi Mythology.

View the Sámi pantheon. Family trees coming soon!

Consult Godchecker’s complete alphabetical list of Sámi god and goddess names.


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