Goddess Uks Akka  

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UKS AKKA IS A GODDESS OF THE SAAMI PEOPLE OF LAPLANDS. THEY CALL HER "THE LADY NEXT DOOR." IN FACT, SHE LIVES IN THE DOORWAY OF A TENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF BLESSING ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO ENTER OR LEAVE; IT IS SHE WHO WELCOMES THE NEWBORN BABES AS THEY EXIT THE DARKNESS OF THEIR MOTHER'S WOMB AND ENTER THE LIGHT. AFTERWARDS, SHE WATCHES OVER THE NEWBORN BABY PROTECTING IT FROM ILLS AND KEEPING IT SAFE. LEGEND ALSO HAS IT THAT SHE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO CHANGE GIRL BABIES INTO BOYS.

UKS AKKA IS ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE EARTH MOTHER, AKKA (SPIRIT), WHO IS ALSO CALLED RAUNI IN SWEDEN. THE ROWAN TREE IS SACRED TO HER. HER FATHER IS UKKO, A SUPREME DEITY WHO IS ALSO A GOD OF FERTILITY. HE PRESIDES OVER A FESTIVAL WHERE MEN AND WOMEN COUPLE TOGETHER IN THE WOODS. UKS AKKA FORMS A TRIAD WITH HER SISTERS, JUKS-AKKA AND SAR-AKKA, WHO ARE ALSO GODDESSES OF FERTILITY AND CHILDBIRTH.

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