She was the daughter of Tuoni (the death god hat ruled the nether realm of Tuonela) and of his mistress Tuonetar. Vammatar was thus the sister of Kipu-Tytto (goddess of illness), Kivutar (goddess of disease), and Loviatar (goddess of plague).
- Conan had joined the Aesir party led by Jarl Njal, who were set on attacking Haloga to free his daughter Rann. He returned to Njal's camp with Rann, where he and the Aesir battled their deceased scouts, revived as Vammatar's legions of the dead. Conan forced Rann to flee, and was captured along many Aesir. He would later escape and flee to Brythunia.
From 500 BC, the Finno-Ugric and Sami People of Northern Europe began to worship the Jumala.
That worship faded in the 13th century.
Powers and Abilities
Like many Jumala, Vammatar possess additional superhuman powers that may be magical in nature, including:
- Magical bolts: Vammatar could project powerful magical bolts.
- Necromancy: Vammatar could resurrect and control dead bodies.
- Vammatar was the Finnish goddess of pain, disease, and/or suffering.
- Vammatar, the Hyperborean witch-queen, was created by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter in "Legions of the Dead" (1978), adapted in Savage Sword of Conan #39 (April, 1979), written by Roy Thomas and penciled by Sal Buscema.
- Despite the Hyperborean witch-queen (appearing in Conan Comic Books) and the Finnish goddess, mentioned in All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z #3 (March, 2006) and depicted in Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 (July 22, 2009), having the same name as well as very similar appearances and powers, no connection was explicitly stated between them.
- 6 appearance(s) of Vammatar (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Vammatar (Earth-616)
- 5 mentions of Vammatar (Earth-616)
- 2 image(s) of Vammatar (Earth-616)
- 1 item(s) used/owned by Vammatar (Earth-616)