Louhi is the Goddess of Witchcraft and Death, and Mistress of Pohjola – her snowy realm in the far north.
Her daughters are the Maidens of Pohjola.
She can shape-shift from a beautiful red-haired woman to a hag, to a gryphon.
Heroes and villains invade Pohjola constantly hoping to win (or steal) one of Louhi‘s daughters. She assigns them tasks, but it usually results in the men dying. She laments of ever finding men worthy of her daughters.