In English


Juminkeko is deeply rooted in ancient Finnish and Karelian mythology. Along with the Sampo, it is one of the most intriguing myths in Finnish and Karelian cultural tradition. And no one has to date solved its riddle: "Goes round a day, goes round the moon, but cannot go round the Juminkeko."

Many scholars believe that both the Juminkeko and Sampo are examples of the World Tree or the Northern Star. Others have suggested that it is a human head or the Big Dipper. Most likely, Juminkeko will remain a captivating enigma for ever.

Juminkeko lives on in the culture center, where modern media tools give expression to the secrets of Finnish and Karelian mythology.