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Mielikki, depicted by the artist Kirkeart

Mielikki, also known as Aninka, is the Finnish goddess of forests and the hunt. She is known the be wife of the Tapio, the deity who serves as the king of the forests.

She was a beautiful goddess, but as her beauty was considered too divine for humans to see, she often wore a grey cloak and hat. Due to this many humans who saw her in the forrest, often thought they had seen a senile old man, instead of the patron deity of nature.

It was common for hunters to praise the goddess, usually by whistling or singing, hoping she'd bless him with a good catch.

She was also a goddess of healing, taking care of the many animals and humans that get injured within he domain.

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