Yambe-akka

August 29th, 2008 by sabrina

Yambe-akka is the Sami Goddess of the underworld. She is represented as an old crone, and the trembling of her hands is what causes earthquakes. Yambe-akka shepherds the souls of the dead to the underworld. She is featured in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series as a Goddess of death of witches, who brings joy along with death. Yambe-akka’s name, which means “old woman of the dead,” is also seen as Yabme-akka, Jabme-akka, Jameakka, Jabmeks, Jabmi-akko, or Jami-ajmo-ollmaj.

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