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I think that the name is a fusion of two cultures. PEKKO was the spirit god of agriculture, especially barley. He made barley to grow, that is why he was considered to be the spirit god of beer in ancient eastern Finland. When Christianity landed in Finland circa 1000 ad. The Greek name PETROS (St. Peter) and PEKKO united into PEKKA. Apostole Peter is called PIETARI in Finnish.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2015

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