Sunday, 27 July 2014

Hengenvaara

Last week we went for a bit of a walk to the FMI radar at Luosto. On the way, we passed some little hut... probably an electric power distribution box.


On the door was a sign... "Hengenvaara"


Now, if I understand this correctly:  "vaara" is "hill"... as in Pittiövaara or Lampivaara.

Of course this is not to be confused with "väärä", which would be "incorrect" (and also incorrect).

And "hengen" (as in "henki") is "spirits" or "souls"... or something.

So, does that mean that this hill is haunted? And, if so, by whom?

Well... probably the person who mistranslated the sign and was subsequently electrocuted!

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