Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ultimate Toolbox PDF is coming

While researching FINNISH names to fix one of the charts in the book, I came upon this...
ILMARINEN: Finnish name derived from the element ilma, meaning "air." In mythology, this is the name of a sky god.

ILMATAR: Finnish unisex name, derived from the word ilma, meaning "air." In mythology, this is the name of an androgynous virgin deity of the air.

JOUKAHAINEN: Finnish myth name of the rival of Väinämöinen, possibly meaning "great, large."

LEMMINKÄINEN: Finnish myth name of a hero of the Kalevala, a sorcerer or magician said to be able to "sing the sand into pearls." The meaning of the name is unknown but it is probably related to the name Lempi, meaning "love."

TŠERNOBOG: Finnish form of Slavic Crnobog, meaning "black god." In Slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of Belobog ("white god").

VÄINÄMÖINEN: Finnish myth name of a magician and hero of the Kalevala, who is challenged by the youth Joukahainen. The name means "wide and slow-flowing river."
These sound like great villain/hero names for your fantasy adventures (insert weird music). Enjoy.