- the afterworld, an island on which the sun and moon never shine.
Also called Manala.
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Examples from the Web for tuonela
If ye would be happy, shun this abode of the wicked ones in Tuonela.'Finnish Legends for English Children
As he cannot otherwise obtain them, he goes to Tuonela hoping to procure them there (119-362).
Lemminkainen then relates how he perished in the river of Tuonela, and returns home with his mother (555-650).