Iku-Turso is a Great Old One who resides somewhere in the waters of Finland.
Iku-Turso was a Great Old One, who ruled over the are of Finland, until he, alongside the other Old Ones, were sung into the swamps by Finnish sages and poets, who had learned these abilities from the Sámi people. Only myths and some of the Deep Ones remained in the country.
The Deep Ones, especially those who live in Lauttasaari, still seek to awaken the Iku-Turso and the Old Ones, so that they could reclaim the world.
Iku-Turso is speculated to be involved with the Von Rühnen/Värynen-family, and their ability to continue to exist as spiritual beings after death.
Behind the MythosEdit
Mikael Agricola, a Lutheran clergyman and de facto founder of literary Finnish, listed Iku-Turso as god of war, while others have tied him to pestilince.
Iku-Turso has also been compared to other ancient sea beasts, such as the Leviathan from the Abrahamic faiths and Jörmungandr from Norse Mythology.
- The Finnish word for octopus (tursas) come from the mythological Iku-Turso.