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In Finnish mythology, Tuoni was the god of the underworld (Tuonela). Finnish mythology survived as oral tradition well into the 18th century. ... God is the term used to denote the Supreme Being ascribed by monotheistic religions to be the creator, ruler and/or the sum total of, existence. ... // In the study of mythology and religion, the underworld is a generic term approximately equivalent to the lay term afterlife, referring to any place to which newly dead souls go. ... Tuonela is the realm of the dead in Finnish mythology. ...

"Thunder" is the English translation for the Italian word Tuoni.

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Aleksis Kivi (1411 words)
Among Aleksis Kivi's most famous poems is 'Sydämeni laulu' (Grove of Tuoni, grove of night / Song of my Heart) - a dark and very moving work, in which a woman seems to wish her baby dead.
On the shore of a misty, tideless lake stands the dark manor of Tuoni; there in the heart of a shadowy grove, in the bosom of a dewy thicket a cradle is prepared for thee with snowy linen and wrappings.
Hear therefore my song; it wafts thee to the land of the Prince of Tuoni."- ('Grove of Tuoni' can be translated as 'Grove of Death'.
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