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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Madderakka

Yup, another Finnisah diety of the day. Madderakka, also known as Madder-Akka, or Maderakka, is the mother goddess of childbirth. With her daughters, she was responsible for the welfare of the baby from conception. The four of them--Madderakka and her daughters--were responsible for inspiring parents for baby names.

Madderakka may be a side of Akka, the main female Finnish diety, but this is uncertain.

2 comments:

Brennaein said...

Wonderful! I've never delved into the Finnish pantheon. So this was a breath of fresh, fresh, air.

---Lea Elisabeth said...

Thanks!
Thats the point of Deity of the Day posts: to expose people to little intros into new pantheons.

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