← SurmaYou 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. '''Surma''' is a beast similar to Cerberus in the Finnish mythology of Kalevala. ==Etymology== Surma also means kill, or specifically a kill and the verb surmata, to kill or to slay, is derived from it. ==Description== Surma is often described as being a large dog with a snake-tail and can turn you into stone (with a stare). ==Role== Surma is a terrible beast that guards the gates of the Underworld or Tuonela to prevent escape. An often-used Finnish metaphor is ''surman suuhun'' "into Surma's mouth", as if the victim was mauled to death by Surma. ==See also== *[[Cerberus]] [[Category:Finnish mythology]] [[Category:Fabulous beasts]] Return to Surma. Retrieved from "https://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Surma"