as the 'Lord of demons' or the 'God of evil' in Finnish mythology 'Lempo'
is regarded as the Devil itself. Lempo is in command of all the
demons and evil spirits of the forests which are known as the 'PIRU'.
Lempo is also known as 'Paapiru' meaning 'Head of the Demons'.
Lempo is said to be one of the three Gods of
evil that inhabited the terrestrial world. The other two were
named 'Paha' and 'Hiisi'. Lempo's mortal enemy was 'Lemminkainen'
the Finnish God of trickery and conjuring.
Strangely; Lempo the lord of demons and God of
evil is also the Finnish God of love. What at first seems a
strange paradox is thought to highlight the belief that the ancient
Finnish people (as many would today) viewed love as an insufferable
ailment, often bordering on insanity.