Sami mythology

Sami mythology

 

Goranus is a company established in 2013 and based on a deep respect and pride of ancient Sami beliefs. The mission of the company is to increase all people’s awareness of Sami mythology.

The age-old Sami mythology was almost completely forgotten a few centuries ago. The ancient religion, beliefs and stories featured several Sami characters, who appeared in numerous narratives right across the Sami area. These characters have now been brought back to life.

Together with illustrators, the Sami writer Ante Aikio has created imagery representations for the characters who appear in his book, booklet and shirts. Most of them are now given a face and habitus for the first time – after the stories have lived for centuries.