Jean Sibelius, the Finnish composer. He wrote the Finlandia Hymn, which is considered by many Finns to be the real national anthem.

Jean Sibelius composer of Finlandia Hymn which is the real national anthem to many Finns.

Martta Wendelin

Martta Wendelin

The Art of Martta Wendelin - from http://www.alternativefinland.com/art-martta-wendelin/

Martta Wendelin was a Finnish artist whose work was widely used to illustrate fairy tales and books, postcards, school books, magazine and book covers.

The Art of Martta Wendelin - from http://www.alternativefinland.com/art-martta-wendelin/

Martta Wendelin was a Finnish artist whose work was widely used to illustrate fairy tales and books, postcards, school books, magazine and book covers.

TapioTapio,  the lord of the forest, son of Louhi, father of the seeda, immortal  among his mortal kin. In the early days of the world he hunted down the  fearsome Elk of Tuonela and still wears its antlers on his head as a  mark of a pact made with Tuoni, the Goddess of death, which granted him a  life without death. He shows himself to men during the midsummer,  Tiina Aumala/elfwood.com

Tapio Tapio, the lord of the forest, son of Louhi, father of the seeda, immortal among his mortal kin. In the early days of the world he hunted down the fearsome Elk of Tuonela and still wears its.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - The Aino Myth 1891 by PCmarja2006, via Flickr

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - The Aino Myth 1891 by PCmarja2006, via Flickr

Kalevala

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.

nicolai kochergin_kalevala_03_vainamoinens bride leaves him_02.jpg (1200×1600)

nicolai kochergin_kalevala_03_vainamoinens bride leaves him_02.jpg (1200×1600)

Kalevala kuvataiteissa – Wikipedia

Kalevala kuvataiteissa – Wikipedia

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