- Norse (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Hellish (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A water monster of Finland that guards the gates of the underworld. It was like a mouth that had many fangs. Anyone could enter the cave and go to the underworld but on return they would be eaten by Surma. Thus he was the perfect guardian.
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