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Extended universe sigil Iku-Turso is a Great Old One who resides somewhere in the waters of Finland.

OverviewEdit

Mahtavat AmmoisetEdit

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.

Around the 1930's author Matts W. Cornelius, who was a correspondent of H. P. Lovecraft, wrote stories in which he compared Iku-Turso with the Great Old One Cthulhu

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.

Kari Tenho Väyrysen tapausEdit

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

Iku-Turso is a sea monster, who is deeply rooten in Finnish mythology, most famously appearing in the national epic, the ADJ:Kalevala

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.

Trivia Edit

  • The Finnish word for octopus (tursas) come from the mythological Iku-Turso.
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