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Pahtarova - English dictionary

I went through many plant books and encyclopedias when I tried to find good names for all the characters in Pahtarova. I also looked for names in a Finnish web site which is translated in several languages and can be found here.


Places:

Pahtarova = a special kind of very old pinewood forest where you can see a lot of huge moss covered boulders and rock walls
Sarviharju = Hornridge, Auntie Troll's home place
Jäkäläkangas = Lichenwoods, where you can find e.g Jäkäläkangas Sewing Service
Trollilandet = a small country somewhere in the Scandinavian mountains, where Auntie Troll's younger sister lives with her family
Iso Kaupunki = Big City, nearest bigger town not so far away from Pahtarova
Ruutanajärvi = CarpLake, there is a factory where they make world famous luxurious (and expensive) glassworks
Spállojärvi = Spállojärvi, a nice little village near Pahtarova



Characters:

Peikkoneiti = Damsel Troll, Auntie Troll's niece
Peikkotäti = Auntie Troll, the Post Keeper and Forest Guard of Pahtarova
Sielikkö Rätvänä = Azalea Tormentil, retired Pahtarova Post Keeper
Alpi Närvänä = Loosestrife Sibbaldia, the Mayor of Pahtarova and an old friend of Auntie Troll
Kunnansihteeri Tuhkelo = Commune Secretary Puffball
Lutukka Kantokääpä = Capsella (Shepherd's Purse) Bracketfungus, bakes the best humpsu-cupcakes in the whole Pahtarova. She has an aunt called Rose (Ruusu) and a great aunt Bramble (Lillukka).
Marjahilla Mäkivirvilä = Cloudberry Hillvetch, likes good cakes and gossiping, a good friend of Capsella
Marko Koppis = Marco Beetles, an innovative interior designer
Isoisä Metsänhenki = Grandpa Forest Sprite, great magician and illusionist
Salaperäinen Eksoottinen Kaunotar = Mysterious Exotic Beauty, Grandpa's beautiful assistant (and girlfriend)
Tuulonen = Whirly, a little Forest Sprite girl, Breezy's little sister
Henkonen = Breezy, Forest Sprite boy, Whirly's big brother
Mauri Muurahainen = Mauri Ant
Kivipeikko = Stone Troll, lives in the Big Stone Wall deep in the forest of Pahtarova
Risto-Matti Rapina = Christopher-Matthew Rustle, artist and designer
Taidetakoja Rautanen = Blacksmith Castiron
Rakennusmestari Kukkulamökki = building inspector Cottagehill, who can sing magnificently
Laulava eräopas Hyttynen = ballad singing wilderness guide Gnatterton
Narsissi = Narcissa, a very selfish and spoiled fairy
Sakke-Pera Halme = Shakes-Pierre Halmet, playwright
Paakari Lettinen = baker Wheatloaf
Arvi Hirvi = Arwid Elk, manager of Sarviharju Travel and Parcel Services


Companies, firms etc:

Pahtarovan Sanomat = Pahtarova News, independent troll news magazine
Pahtarovan Watti & Voltti ky = Pahtarova Watt & Volt ltd, reliable electric entreprenours
Jäkäläkankaan Ompelimo = Jäkäläkangas Sewing Service and haberdashery
Pahtarovan Mörskä & Murju = Pahtarova Poky & Hole, local construction company, where also Marco Beetles works
Sarviharjun Matkahuolto = Sarviharju Travel and Parcel Services, run by Arwid Elk
Café Lilja = local café, where they serve their famous "hardened" angelica mead
Kierisvaaran Yliopisto = Kierisvaara University, where Auntie Troll carried out her studies in Forest guarding by participating a correspondence course
Kauneushoitola Rauhala = beauty salon Tranquility
Lettisen Leipomo = Wheatloaf's Bakery
Spállojärven kylätoimikunta = Spállojärvi Village Committee
Seppä Rautasen Taidetakomo = Blacksmith Castiron's Artistic Forgery


I will add more names here as soon as new places or characters appear in Pahtarova!

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