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Which Finnish Goddess Are You?

Folklorist and a story teller who loves to explore myths from all corners of the world.

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Take the Quiz Here to Determine Which Finnish Goddess You Are

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. Which of these animals is your spirit animal?
    • Bear
    • Salmon
    • Snake
    • Wolf
  2. Where do you feel most likely yourself.
    • In the middle of the forest surrounded by animals
    • In the Sauna summoning the spirits
    • In the garden planting flowers
    • Swimming in the waves on a sunny day
  3. What is your magical power?
    • I can speak to all animals
    • I can raise storms and huge waves
    • I can read people´s minds
    • I can make trees and flowers grow
  4. What is your kind of witch are you
    • I´m a green witch - I worship trees and practice nature based witchcraft
    • I´m a kitchen witch - gemstones, herbs and anything that comes from the earth is important to me
    • I´m a sea witch - I work with the powers of the water and I am also very intuitive
    • I am a hedge witch - I am drawn to shamanism and healing
  5. What is your favorite season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter

Scoring

For each answer you selected, add up the indicated number of points for each of the possible results. Your final result is the possibility with the greatest number of points at the end.

  1. Which of these animals is your spirit animal?
    • Bear
      • You are Mielikki: +5
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • Salmon
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: +5
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • Snake
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: +5
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • Wolf
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: +5
  2. Where do you feel most likely yourself.
    • In the middle of the forest surrounded by animals
      • You are Mielikki: +5
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • In the Sauna summoning the spirits
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: +5
    • In the garden planting flowers
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: +5
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • Swimming in the waves on a sunny day
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: +5
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
  3. What is your magical power?
    • I can speak to all animals
      • You are Mielikki: +5
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • I can raise storms and huge waves
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: +5
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • I can read people´s minds
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: +5
    • I can make trees and flowers grow
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: +5
      • You are Louhi: 0
  4. What is your kind of witch are you
    • I´m a green witch - I worship trees and practice nature based witchcraft
      • You are Mielikki: +5
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • I´m a kitchen witch - gemstones, herbs and anything that comes from the earth is important to me
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: +5
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • I´m a sea witch - I work with the powers of the water and I am also very intuitive
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: +5
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • I am a hedge witch - I am drawn to shamanism and healing
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: +5
  5. What is your favorite season
    • Spring
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: +5
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • Summer
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: +5
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • Autumn
      • You are Mielikki: +5
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: 0
    • Winter
      • You are Mielikki: 0
      • You are Vellamo: 0
      • You are Akka: 0
      • You are Louhi: +5

This table shows the meaning of each possible result:

You are Mielikki

You are Mielikki Finnish goddess of bears and hunting. Scroll down to read your results.

You are Vellamo

You are Vellamo. Goddess of the sea and water. Scroll down to read your results.

You are Akka

You are Akka Goddess of the earth and growth. Scroll down to read your results.

You are Louhi

You are Louhi. Goddess of shamanism and witchcraft. Scroll down to read your results.

You Are Mielikki

As Mielikki, you are the goddess of the forest, the hunt, and abundance. In Finnish folklore, Mielikki represents two aspects of womanhood—the independent wild woman who runs free in the forests and the nurturing mother goddess who takes care of wounded animals and those who have lost their way. Mielikki's symbol is the bear, and as a shapeshifter, she can transform herself into a bear.

Just like Mielikki, you always follow your own heart. You are natural and connected to the earth, and animals, trees, plants, the sun, the moon, and the stars are all your friends. You are stubborn, determined, and independent, and you always set high goals for yourself. Because you are also a free spirit, you try to have as much fun as possible while pursuing your goals. Lastly, you channel Mielikki through your motherly, nurturing, and caring nature.

You Are Vellamo

Vellamo was the Finnish goddess of the sea and waters. Her ability to both create giant waves and calm the most stormy waters made her very powerful. Symbols of Vellamo are fish, cows, and seashells. Fishermen often prayed to Vellamo, asking her to provide them with fish and good steady winds for their sails when they headed out to sea.

The name "Vellamo" comes from the old Finnish word velloa, meaning the movement of water. Throughout history, water has been connected symbolically to feelings and emotions. Calm, still waters can turn into a storm in a moment. Just like Vellamo, you are very connected to your emotions. You are highly spiritual, intuitive, sensitive, trustworthy, and reliable. You are good at keeping secrets, a good listener, and you value your friendships a lot. Like Vellamo, you love the sea and the beach, and there is nothing better for you than feeling the sand in your toes and the breeze in your face. Just as the sea heals you, your energy can heal others.

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You Are Akka

Akka is the goddess of the earth and fertility. In Finnish mythology, Akka is the embodiment of the earth and her sacred tree is the rowan. Her symbols are snakes and worms, and she was celebrated during Matopäivä (the spring equinox). It was believed that when Akka woke up on Matopäivä after her long winter sleep, snakes and worms rose from the dark soil and started dancing in her honor.

As Akka, you are motherly and nurturing, and you respect the earth and everything it represents. Your heart cries when you see people hurting nature. You like to take care of other people, but you must remember to take care of yourself as well. The symbol of the snake represents two worlds: earth and water. Earth is the element of a practical person who likes to take the lead and get things done. Water is the element of dreams, imagination, and intuition. With both elements playing a part in how you see things, you are a beautiful soul who has lot to offer to this world.

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You Are Louhi

Louhi is the Finnish goddess of magic, the moon, and shamanism. Louhi is a powerful shaman in Finnish folklore who is connected to winter, nighttime, drumming, crone wisdom, and shamanic journeying. Wolves are Louhi's sacred animals, and in pre-written times she was honored during Talvipäivän Tasaus (the winter solstice).

As Louhi, you are someone who loves being you. Even when your journey to self-love has its ups and downs, you refuse to let that get you down. You are an independent free spirit and live your life the way that you want. You are strong, powerful, and wise, but also very intuitive and good at reading others. People often come to you to seek your advice because they respect your wisdom and your experiences. You don't just believe in magic—you are magic!

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© 2017 Niina Niskanen

Comments

Katerina on January 22, 2019:

I find it interesting that after I maked Winter season as my favorite season, I got Akka, the goddess celebrated during the spring equinox. Also the first question is a bit tricky for me as my spirit (or more of a totem) animal is a Squirrel, so I had to think what other qualities I see in myself.

I really enjoyed those two quizzes of yours as well as receiving new informations about Finnish deities. Thank you.

Niina Niskanen (author) from Wrexham on October 30, 2018:

awesome!

Melissa Meadow from United States on October 22, 2018:

I got Mielikki!

The description of Mielikki describes me very closely!

This was so fun and I loved learning about these goddesses! Thank you!

Niina Niskanen (author) from Wrexham on November 15, 2017:

Thank you Nicole. Akka is very powerful to work with.

Niina Niskanen (author) from Wrexham on November 15, 2017:

Awesome. She is one of my favorite goddesses in Finnish mythology.

Fay Cooke on November 15, 2017:

Mielikki. Love it!

Kitty Fields from Summerland on November 15, 2017:

I got AKKA....LOVE IT! What an awesome quiz! So fun!