Sammon taonta / The forging of Sampo-Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Sampo is forged by ilmarinen, a legendary smith as a task set by Louhi in return for her daughter's hand. Sampo was a magical artifact of inderterminate type that brought good fortune to its holder. When the Sampo was stolen, it is said that Ilmarinen's homeland fell upon hard times and sent an expedition to retrieve it, but in the ensuing battle it was smashed and lost at sea.
Painting «Flight of Vainamoinen (Kalevala)
Painting «Flight of Vainamoinen (Kalevala)». Author: Kolobova Margarita (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Medium/technical: canvas/tempera. Size: 80cm x 64cm. 2013
Louhi steals the Sun Giclée art print | Etsy
'Louhi steals the sun' an original illustration from a series of illustrations inspired by Finnish folklore. "Louhi, hostess of Pohyola, Northland's old and toothless wizard, Makes the Sun and Moon her captives; In her arms she takes fair Luna From her cradle in the birch-tree, Calls the Sun down from his station, From the fir-tree's bending branches, Carries them to upper Northland, To the darksome Sariola; Hides the Moon, no more to glimmer, In a rock of many colors; Hides the Sun, to…
The Swan of Tuonela
It will probably not surprise you to know that much of the mythology of Finland and Lapland is concerned with impossible quests which ineluctably lead to destruction. Louhi was queen of the bleak r…
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