Bronze bracelet from Kalevala Koru from the end of the 1930's beginning of 1940's. The original bracelet is in the National Museum in Helsinki Finland and dates from 900-1000 and it was worn by Finno-Ugric tribes living in Russia. The bracelet evolved over time from a simple to this one That is large and ornamented pice. The bracelets called Merya and it's the most beloved by the Finish people. Stamped: K.K. The width of the strap: 5 cm The length of kleporna: 3 cm
Iku-Turso is a malevolent sea monster in the Finnish mythology. In the second cantos in the Kalevala, he rises from the sea and burns a stack of hay. Later, a giant oak grows from the ashes. The tree grows so large that it hides the sun and the moon and is cut down. Later, it is summoned by Louhi, the Lady of the North, to stop the theft of the magical artefact Sampo. Väinämöinen, grabs Iku-Turso from his ears and using magical words makes him promise to never return from the bottom of the sea.
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. It is ruled over by the God Tuoni, and His Wife, Tuonetar, who serves as Ferrywoman and Hostess. This realm appears in the Kalevala when Väinämöinen travels there seeking knowledge.
In the Finnish mythology the Nine diseases are the sons of Loviatar, the blind daughter of Tuoni.She is impregnated by the wind. According to the version told in the Kalevala they are Pistos (consumption), Ähky (colic), Luuvalo (gout), Riisi (rickets), Paise (ulcer), Rupi (scab), Syöjä (cancer), and Rutto (plague). The ninth, a witch and the worst of all, remains unnamed. He, the personification of envy, is banished by his mother to become the scourge of mankind.
Louhi is a queen of the land known as Pohjola in Finnish mythology and the mythology of Lapland. Louhi is described as a powerful witch, with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She is also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his group in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala. She has a number of beautiful daughters, whom heroes attempt to win their hand. Louhi in true fairy tale form sets them difficult tasks to perform in order to claim such a prize.