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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.EEL-mah-tahr Finnish
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Meaning & History

Derived from Finnish ilma "air". In Finnish mythology Ilmatar was a semi-androgynous goddess of the heavens. She was the mother of Ilmarinen, Väinämöinen and Lemminkäinen.

Images

Ilmatar by Robert Wilhelm Ekman (1860)Ilmatar by Robert Wilhelm Ekman (1860)

Categories

air, goddesses, mothers, mythology, sky deities
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute