Folklore Illustrations by Jenni Saarenkyla, via Behance

Jenni Saarenkyla - "I got the idea for this illustration from the old stories about the bear in Finnish folklore. In the olden days the bear was the most sacred animal and some even believed that when the bear moved the forest moved with it".

“Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

Looks like Santa tellign woodland creatures a story “Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti. The name is derived from the verb velloa, "to rock oneself." She is sometimes described as "cold hearted". Along with Ahti, she dwells in the undersea palace of Ahtola. She is often pictured as a mermaid.

In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti.

Kalevala runot 3-4: Väinämöinen laulaa joukahaisen suohon Open ideat: Kalevalan päivä 28.2.

Kalevala runot 3-4: Väinämöinen laulaa joukahaisen suohon Open ideat: Kalevalan päivä 28.2.

Two stone trolls embedded in a Helsinki building. Pohjola is a location in Finnish mythology, sometimes translated as Northland, one of the 2 main polarities in The Kalevala.

Two stone trolls embedded in a Helsinki building. Pohjola is a location in Finnish mythology, sometimes translated as Northland, one of the 2 main polarities in The Kalevala.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) and Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) in 1893.

historicaltimes: “ Finnish Painters Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Albert Edelfelt Painting in the Snow - 1893 .

ilmatar kalevala - Google zoeken

Finnish neo-pagans make an appearance in the capital of the Komi Republic

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