"1200-luvun haudasta löydetyjen varakkaan naisen juhlapuvun osien perusteella tehty muinaispuvun malli:"

Mikkeli, Finland, ca reconstuction. - the blue is woad and the red madder.


Tuonela is the underworld, the realm of the dead, in Finnish mythology. Like other underworlds from mythology, it sits on an island and is reached by crossing a river.


The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.

Ukko (English: Old man) is the god of sky and thunder, and the leading deity mentioned within The Kalevala. His character corresponds to Thor and Zeus. John Martin Crawford wrote that the name may be related the obsolete Hungarian word for an old man

UKKO (He is the equivalent of Odin in the pantheon of Scandinavian and Germanic deities, but appears in the theogonic context, with the characteristics of Thor.) the god of the sky, weather, harvest.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Suuri hauki, 1904,

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Suuri hauki, illustration for the poem "A Huge Pike" of Kalevala

In Finnish mythology, Ahti or Ahto is a heroic character of oral poetic tradition.   Sometimes given in folk poetry the epithet of Saarelainen or the Islander, he is described as a fierce sea-going warrior.  Sometimes the name of Ahti is used of a god of the sea and of fishing, portrayed as a man with a handlebar moustache and beard of moss.

In Finnish mythology, Ahti or Ahto is a heroic character of oral poetic…


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Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Lemminkäisen äiti' / 'Mother of Lemminkäinen'…