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Sacred Tree

The bear has been a significant animal in the life of Finnish people and other northern people around the world. After a bear was killed, a funeral fest was celebrated, after which the skull and bones were taken to a marked tree. The bones and skulls of bears hunted in this area were taken to the sacred tree in Tikkakangas in Kinnula. The hunters also read lucky spells under the tree before embarking on a hunting expedition. On the Kinnula Association’s initiative, the Central Finland Museum erected a board next to the tree telling about its history.

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