This song by Swedish/Finnish group Hedningarna features yoik by Sami vocalist Wimme Saari. Bierdna means bear. Bears are associated with Artemis in Her aspect as huntress and steward of the wilderness, and there are several myths concerning bears connected to Her. In most of these, a bear sacred to the goddess is killed, usually by accident or in response to aggression, and Artemis demands recompense. Such a myth is the aetiological origin of the bear-dance rituals performed at Brauron and other Artemisian sanctuaries.