The Gods and Goddess of Finnish-Ugrian Places
Finnish religious leaders were usually called shamans.  The shamans did magick, conjuration, incantations and spells to control men, animals, divine or demonic entities and inanimate beings.  It was a privilege to be a shaman.  Only the highest grade of sorcerer was allowed to use a drum and raise spirits.

The Finno-Ugric races honored acestors, worshpped a variety of spirits and believed firmly in magick and sorcery.  They believed in personal and Nature gods.  Ilmatar was viewed as a Creator Goddess while Mielikki was called Mistress of the Forest.  Ancient chants still used among the Finns call upon the spirits of Nature for help.  Wild forst animals were considered the herds and property of teh woodland God Tapio and his gorgeous wife.  Because of this, before any hunt, prayers and offerings had to be given.  If a bear were killed, the hunter would ask for forgiveness of the dead bear and ask its spirit to join in the feast and celebration.


The Gods and Goddesses

Atho
Other Names:  Ahti.
Description:  Chief god of waters and seas.  Husband of Vellamo.
Rules Over:  Water, sea.

Akka
Other Names:  Maa-Emoinen, Mader-Akka, Rauni.
Description:  Earth Mother, Goddess of the harvest and feminine sexuality. Wife of Ukko.
Rules Over:  Harvest, fertility, earth magick.

Hiisi
Description:  Group of evil spirit that worked with Lempo and Paha.
Rules Over:  Evil, skilled sorcerers, necromancers, spells, sacred drums, trance, chanting.

Ilma
Description:  God of air.  Father of Ilmatar.
Rules Over: Air.

Ilmatar
Other Names:  Lounnotar.
Description:  Virgin daughter of Air, Sky Mother, Water Mother, Creatress Goddess, Daughter of Nature, Mother of the Waters.
Rules Over: Immense powers.

Ilmarinen
Description:  God smith who forged the mysterious, powerful talisman Sampo.
Rules Over:  Smiths, magick, talismans, prosperity.

Jumala
Other Names:  Mader-Atcha.
Description:  Creator God, originally probably a sky god.
Rules Over:  Sky, thunder, weather, twilight, dusk.

Kalma
Description: Goddess of Death.  Daughter of Tuoni and Tuonetar.
Rules Over:  Death.

Kipu-Tytto
Description:  Goddess of Illness.  Daughter of Tuoni.
Rules Over:  Illness.

Kuu
Description:  Moon Goddess.

Leib-Olmai
Description:  Bear God.
Rules Over:  Luck in hunting, protection from injuries.

Louhi
Description:  Goddess of sorcery, evil, dark magick.
Rules Over:  Sorcery, evil, dark magick.

Loviator
Description:  Daughter Goddess of Tuoni and Tuonetar.  Diseases came to be from her union with the Wind.
Rules Over:  Plagues, all evil.

Mielikki
Description:  Goddess of the Forest.  Wife of Tapio and mother of Tuulikki and Nyyrikki.  Protectress of woodland animals.  Goddess of the Hunt.
Rules Over:  Bears, hunting, animals, archery, abundant grain.

Mother of Metsola
Description:  Forest Goddess.
Rules Over:  Forest.

Num
Description:  Samoyed sky god.
Rules Over:  Sky.

Numitorem
Description:  Vogul sky god who created all animals.
Rules Over:  Animals.

Paiva
Description:  Sun God.
Rules Over:  Sun.

Pellervoinen
Description:  God of fields, trees and plants.
Rules Over:  Fields, trees, plants, harvest, fertility.

Rauni
Other Names:  Maan-Eno, Ravdna, Roonikka.
Descriptoin:  Forest Mother, Thunder Goddess.  One of the most powerful deities and wife of thunder.
Rules Over:  Childbirth, ease from pain.

Tapio
Description:  God of water and woods.  Husband of Mielikki, father of Nyyrikki and Tuulikki.  Wore a fir hat and moss cloak.
Rules Over:  Abundance of game.

Tuoni
Description:  Lord of Tuonela/Manala (underworld).
Rules Over: Death.

Ukko
Description:  God of the sky and air, Supreme God, highest of gods.
Rules Over:  Clouds, rains, thunder, help with the impossible.

Yambe-Akka
Description:  "Old woman of the dead."  Has charge of the underworld.
Rules Over:  Underworld.