Ruohtta Is the god and personification of sickness and death in Sami Mythology.

He rules over the land of the dead (Rotaimo) and contrary to sami beliefs, he travelled on horseback.

The horse is among the Sami, a feared and detested animal. Probably because it was the preferred form of transportation of the Norsemen.

People who did not live their lives according to the natural orders came to Rotaimo. There they also received a new body, but they could never leave Rotaimo.