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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(the ancient or honorable) was the chief god of the Finns, "the celestial old man," ‘ the god of heaven." He was the first of the trinity composed of himself, Wainiamoinen, and Ilmarinen. He appeared sometimes even as a first principle, whence his surname of Ylijumala, "the supreme god." In case of wounds, the secondary deities were resorted to for a cure; but, in order to complete and consolidate the work of the lesser divinities, the intervention of Ukko was needed. — The cure of a wound needing the formation of new flesh was considered a regular act of creation, and therefore the help of the creative power himself was necessary.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ukko'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/u/ukko.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.