Pain Girl

KivutarPain Girl (Kiputyttö or Kivutar) collects pains on Pain Mountain, and pours them deep inside the rock.


If there are no pains in sight, Pain Girl suffers from pains herself. Holding her heart and belly, twisting her hands, scratching her chest, she cries for pains.

When she receives the banished pains, she takes them in her arms and holds them against her chest before handing them over to the Rock of Pains.

A kettle is owned by Kivutar,
the daughter of Väinö has a pot
in which she boils up pains
in the middle of the Hill of Pain (Kipumäki),
on the summit of Mount Suffering (Kipuvaara).
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