Onni The Polar Bear

Bilberry Woods character Onni the Polar Bear animal figurine handmade from wool felt by Laura Mirjami | Mirjami Design.jpg

Onni comes from the great Arctic bear family that has been living in the Arctic for as long as there has been the Arctic. These polar bears are very much like their brown cousins, both having mystical qualities.

Bilberry Woods character soft sculpture Onni the Polar Bear, handmade from wool felt by Laura Mirjami | Mirjami Design. 2.jpg

Onni is a Finnish word and means 'happiness' or 'luck' and his and his whole family's great ability is to bring good luck and fortune to those who are lucky enough to find them since they can be very elusive.

They’ve been much admired by sailors for their qualities of keeping the sails safe and the weather favourable.

Onni is one of the rare ones of the family that ventures down to Bilberry Woods. He finds it a bit hot at times, especially in the summer, but then, on the other hand, he just loves all the vegetation and he has really good friends down there too that are always so lovely to visit.

LIKES: Flowers and evergreen leaves.

DISLIKES: Weather so cold that it makes your eye lids to freeze shut unless you blink all the time.

MOTTO: Good friends are worth more than anything else in the world.