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noun Finnish Mythology.
  1. the afterworld, an island on which the sun and moon never shine.
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Also called Manala.
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Examples from the Web for tuonela

Historical Examples

  • If ye would be happy, shun this abode of the wicked ones in Tuonela.'

    Finnish Legends for English Children

    R. Eivind

  • 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).