KALEVALA, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884)

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Kalevala: the Finnish national epic ~ The first edition of the Kalevala appeared in 1835, compiled and edited by Elias Lönnrot on the basis of the epic folk poems he had collected in Finland and Karelia. This poetic song tradition, sung in an unusual, archaic trochaic tetrametre, had been part of the oral tradition among speakers of Balto-Finnic languages for 2,000 years.

Kalevala: the Finnish national epic ~ The first edition of the Kalevala appeared in 1835, compiled and edited by Elias Lönnrot on the basis of the epic folk poems he had collected in Finland and Karelia. This poetic song tradition, sung in an unusual, archaic trochaic tetrametre, had been part of the oral tradition among speakers of Balto-Finnic languages for 2,000 years.

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. #Lönnrot #Kalevala #Finnish

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. #Lönnrot #Kalevala #Finnish

Elias Lönnrot 1802 – 1884 was a physician, botanist and linguist. During the time he was compiling The Kalevala he was the district health officer based in Kajaani responsible for the whole Kainuu region in the eastern part of what was then the Grand Duchy of Finland. He was the son of Fredrik Johan Lönnrot, a tailor and Ulrika Lönnrot; he was born in the village of Sammatti, Uusimaa. [Karelian language is a Finnic language spoken mainly in the Russian Republic of Karelia.]

Elias Lönnrot 1802 – 1884 was a physician, botanist and linguist. During the time he was compiling The Kalevala he was the district health officer based in Kajaani responsible for the whole Kainuu region in the eastern part of what was then the Grand Duchy of Finland. He was the son of Fredrik Johan Lönnrot, a tailor and Ulrika Lönnrot; he was born in the village of Sammatti, Uusimaa. [Karelian language is a Finnic language spoken mainly in the Russian Republic of Karelia.]

The Kalevala!

The Kalevala!

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The Kalevala: The Epic Poem of Finland by Elias Lönnrot http://www.amazon.com/dp/150568644X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_sEj7ub0P681D6

The Kalevala: The Epic Poem of Finland by Elias Lönnrot http://www.amazon.com/dp/150568644X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_sEj7ub0P681D6

Today’s goddess is  Ilmatar Goddess of: Creation goddess. Ilmater literly means “female air spirit”People: FinnishPlace: FinlandDepicted as: A virgin flouting in the sea. In Finnish myth Ilmatar came down from the heavens and rested on the waters. During a storm she mysteriously fell pregnant. While pregnant a celestial eagle came down and made a nest on her, it lay seven eggs and out hatched the earth, sun and moon. Ilmatar began shaping the newly formed world, creating the mountains and…

Today’s goddess is Ilmatar Goddess of: Creation goddess. Ilmater literly means “female air spirit”People: FinnishPlace: FinlandDepicted as: A virgin flouting in the sea. In Finnish myth Ilmatar came down from the heavens and rested on the waters. During a storm she mysteriously fell pregnant. While pregnant a celestial eagle came down and made a nest on her, it lay seven eggs and out hatched the earth, sun and moon. Ilmatar began shaping the newly formed world, creating the mountains and…

Kalevala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a very comprehensive article about the Finnish national epic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalevala

Kalevala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a very comprehensive article about the Finnish national epic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalevala

Elias Lönnrot (1802-84) was a Doctor, a linguist, a scholar of the Finnish language and a collector of Finnish folk poetry. He was the professor of Finnish language and literature at the University of Helsinki in 1853-62 and also played a key role in developing Finnish and improving its status in the 19th century. Lönnrot published extensively; his works extend from articles on medicine to `Kanteletar', a collection of Finnish folklore, and `Kalevala', the Finnish national epic.

Elias Lönnrot (1802-84) was a Doctor, a linguist, a scholar of the Finnish language and a collector of Finnish folk poetry. He was the professor of Finnish language and literature at the University of Helsinki in 1853-62 and also played a key role in developing Finnish and improving its status in the 19th century. Lönnrot published extensively; his works extend from articles on medicine to `Kanteletar', a collection of Finnish folklore, and `Kalevala', the Finnish national epic.

The Kalevala: The Epic Poem Of Finland by Elias Lonnrot http://www.amazon.com/dp/1463745605/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_QRtMub15Q67GW

The Kalevala: The Epic Poem Of Finland by Elias Lonnrot http://www.amazon.com/dp/1463745605/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_QRtMub15Q67GW


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