The Aiatar, also known as an Ai, Aijatar, or Aijo is a serpent-like creature believed to live in Finland. It suckles smaller snakes and causes sickness to anyone that stares upon it. This beast is also believed to have a destructive force that could cause negative effect to those who encounter it in the arctic tundra. It is seen as a female force and is also known as the Devil of the woods. Strangely many large snakes have appeared in lore from this area, another being the Jormungandr, which is from Norse mythology and instead created rather than destroyed, however physical descriptions are similar.