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Other worlds

Other worlds were an important part of the Sámi’s understanding of reality in pre-Christian times.

In addition to the world of the living, there were the world of the dead and the sáivu world. It appears from some sources that there were other spheres with gods both above and below the people. Gods and beings from other worlds could visit and influence the world of the living.

 
Ceavccageađge/Transteinen i Mortensnes. Govva/Foto: Mihkku Solbakk