← AjatarYou do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. In [[Finnish mythology]], '''Ajattar''' (also spelled ''Aiatar'', ''Ajattaro'' or ''Ajattara'') is a spirit known as "Devil of the Woods". It is an evil female spirit that manifests as a snake or dragon. Ajatar is said to be the mother of the devil. She spreads disease and pestilence, any that look at her become ill, and she suckles serpents. Ajatar is related to the Lithuanian [[Aitvaras]] and the Estonian Äi, Äijo or Äijattar. She is in some ways similar to Babylonian Tiamat, dragon mother of the gods and goddesses. The word "ajatar" is possibly derived from the verb ''ajattaa'', "make to pursue", of Finnish word ''ajaa'' , "to pursue". ===Reference=== *Rose, Carol. (1996) ''Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins - An Encyclopedia''. New York: Norton. [[Category:Dragons]] [[Category:Finnish mythology]] [[Category:Shapeshifters]] Return to Ajatar. Retrieved from "https://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Ajatar"