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Niina Niskanen

Niina Niskanen is a blogger and a folklorist from Finland with special interest in nature and tree myths told in Finland and Baltic countries. You can find her YouTube Channel at


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According to folklore and myths, certain Finnish trees hold spirits and deities and hugging them brings people in closer contact with these.  Source: leonovo / Adobe Stock

Greeting Old Friends: Sacred Trees in Finnish Folklore

Finland is known as a country with many forests. In fact, over 75% of Finland is covered in forests. Therefore, it is not surprising that Finnish folklore includes several myths and stories told...