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Tapio is an East Finnish forest spirit or god. Hunters prayed to him before a hunt. His wife is the goddess of forest, Mielikki. He was the father of Annikki, Tellervo, Nyyrikki (the god of hunting), and Tuulikki. He figures prominently in the Kalevala. Finnish mythology has many features that it shares with other Finnic mythologies, like the Estonian mythology, and also elements similar with non-Finnic neighbours, especially the the Balts and the Scandinavians. ... Mielikki is the Finnish goddess of forests and the hunt. ... The Kalevala is an epic poem which Elias Lönnrot compiled from Finnish folk lore in the 19th century. ...

He lends his name in the form of Tapiola to one of the major urban centres within the city of Espoo, outside of Helsinki. This article is about the place in Finland. ... Founded 1972 Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area - Of which land - Rank 528 km² 312 km² ranked 279th Population - Density - Change - Rank 229,443 (2005) 729 inh. ...

Tapiola is also a symphonic poem by Jean Sibelius, and was one of his last compositions. Tapiola (literally, Realm of the Forest-God), op. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Sibelius redirects to this article. ...

Tapio is a natural rum based drink produced in the UK by Tapio Ventures Ltd.

Tapio is also a brand of Finnish viina (a vodka-type alcohol) and the name of one of the finest Finnish designers, Tapio Wirkkala. Tapio Wirkkala (2 June 1915 – 19 May 1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. ...


  • The name Tapio appears in Finnish metal band Nightwish's song Elvenpath, referenced as "bear-king, ruler of the forest."

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Each year, Tapio and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry agree on a result target, based on which Tapio receives a Government grant.
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