Sámi Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Sápmi

JUKSAKKA

Sámi Midwifery Goddess

Also known as JUKS-AKKA, Júksáhkká

Goddess of Midwifery and Birth

An assistant of Maderakka.

The old Finland folk knew more than you might think about birth and reproduction. As all modern schoolchildren know, the sex of a baby is not predetermined. All babies start off in the womb as female.

And as it happens, during birth Juksakka is on hand to alter the baby’s gender as she sees fit.

Juksakka Facts and Figures

Name: Juksakka
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: JUKS-AKKA, Júksáhkká

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Sámi (aka Saami) people of Sápmi (formerly known as Lapland)
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Midwifery
Area of expertise: Midwifery

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 292

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Article last revised on May 12, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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