RUOHTTA “Kaanij”


Realm and Ritual

Sápmi Black Metal.

A ganii is a dark creature, in Sápmi- and Meänmaa mythology, that lives beneath the ground and appears when people disturb them or disrespect sacred places. It is said that they could steal children and replace them with their own. Kaanij is the spelling of the word in a Meänkieli-dialect spoken in Gällivare municipality.


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