Sámi Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Sápmi

KUL

Sámi Water Spirit

Poisonous water spirits with a taste for tunes

These spirits are half-fish. They lurk in the mud at the bottom of freshwater lakes and also hide in the deep depths of wells, poisoning the water with their presence. The only way to prevent this is to sing to them.

We’re not sure what songs they like but you could try: “Would you like to swing on a star and carry moonbeams home in a jar — or would you rather be a fish?”

There is more but we feel this should be the responsibility of the Water Authorities.

Kul Facts and Figures

Name: Kul
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: Spirit
Area or people: Ostiak Sámi (aka Saami) people of Sápmi (formerly known as Lapland)
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Water
Area of expertise: Water

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 178

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

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