← TonttuYou 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. '''Tonttu''' is a Finnish version of the Swedish [[tomte]]. ==Nature== ==Ethymology== Both tonttu and tomte are related to words ''tontti'' (Finnish) and ''tomt'' (Swedish). They mean a piece of land, on which a house is built, and later protected by a local spirit, a tonttu. ==Family== Tonttus is a '''Maan Haltija''' (Haltija of land) and belong to the family of [[haltija]]s. *'''Kotihaltia''' (home elf, home gnome) is the word for a tonttu that lives in every home. He takes care of the house, but it is also important to treat him with respect. *'''Saunatonttu''' lives in the sauna and protects it, but also makes sure that people will not behave improperly in it. *'''Joulutonttu''' is Finnish for Christmas elf. Unlike some christmas elves, Finnish Joulutonttu is thought not to have pointy ears. ==See also== *[[Haltija]] *[[Tomte]] [[Category:Fairy creatures]] [[Category:Household spirits]] [[Category:Finnish mythology]] Return to Tonttu. Retrieved from "https://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Tonttu"