Kuu was a moon goddess in Finnish mythology. According to the Kalevala, the daughter of the air Ilmatar allowed a teal to lay its egg on her knee as she floated in the abyss. The egg fell and its parts formed the universe: the white of the egg became the moon (and the yolk the sun).
- Sheila Savill, "Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends - Western and Northern Europe, Central and Southern Africa", BCA, 1977, p. 90
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