Lempo

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  • Norse Norse (culture)
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A spirit from Finno-Ugric myths. He lived with two other spirits; Hiisi and Paha. There are two stories that state how these mischievous spirits brought down the great hero Vainamoinen. One states that Vainamoinen was using his axe whilst working on a magical boat made from fragments of the spindle of the Maid of Pohja. The other story states that Vainamoinen was fighting off a band of Demons. Both stories state that Paha, Hiisi and Lempo caused Vainamoinen to miss with his axe and drive it into his knee. Paha then picked up the axe, Lempo drove it into Vainamoinen’s chest and Hiisi caused all of his blood to flow from his body.

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