Mielikki

Description: Goddess of the forests, protector of animals, and also goddess of the hunt. Her favourite animal was the bear-cub. When she found orphaned cubs, she would nurture them herself into adulthood. Consort of Tapio and mother of Tuulikki and Nyyrikki.

Protectress of woodland animals. Goddess of the Hunt. Rules over bears, hunting, animals, archery, abundant grain. In casting a circle, Mielikki could represent the North.

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