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Basically, in Finnish folklore, Ajatar (also spelled Aiatar, Ajattaro or Ajattara) is a spirit known as "Devil of the Woods". It is an evil female spirit that manifests as a snake or dragon.She spreads disease and pestilence, any that look at her become ill, and she suckles serpents. Ajatar is related to the Lithuanian Aitvaras and the Estonian Äi, Äijo or Äijattar. She is in some ways similar to Babylonian Tiamat, dragon mother of the gods and goddesses.

"ajatar" is possibly derived from the verb ajattaa, "make to pursue", of Finnish word ajaa , "to pursue". I think.

On the other hand "Ajatar" might also refer to (Finnish) word aika "time".


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Anonymous Escuse me? 1 Mar 17 2012, 7:14 PM EDT by Anonymous
 
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Can you explain what this looks like? If so tell me.
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Anonymous weird 0 Mar 11 2011, 10:04 AM EST by Anonymous
 
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this thing is weird
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Anonymous Wrong information! 0 Dec 4 2010, 7:46 AM EST by Anonymous
 
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Im from finland and i can correct some things you said, Ajatar does indeed come from the word aika (time) and the -tar (or -tär) ending means that its a woman. For example, "waitress" is "tarjoilija", and when you want to specify that its a woman, you say "tarjoilijatar".
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