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Folklore Illustrations by Jenni Saarenkyla, via Behance

Folklore Illustrations by Jenni Saarenkyla, via Behance

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

“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. 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.

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.

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

ilmatar kalevala - Google zoeken

ilmatar kalevala - Google zoeken

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (left-hand panel). The young Aino's first meeting with Väinämöinen. Aino has been promised in marriage to Väinämöinen since her brother, Joukahainen, lost a magic singing contest to him. Perhaps understandably, she would rather die.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (left-hand panel). The young Aino's first meeting with Väinämöinen. Aino has been promised in marriage to Väinämöinen since her brother, Joukahainen, lost a magic singing contest to him. Perhaps understandably, she would rather die.

Kaleva Serie "Väinämöinen ja Aino". Marja Vanni

Kaleva Serie "Väinämöinen ja Aino". Marja Vanni

Postikortti tarinoita: Kalevala: Martta Wendelin

Postikortti tarinoita: Kalevala: Martta Wendelin

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