Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central  character in the Finnish folklore and the main character  in the national epic Kalevala.

Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala.

Ukko (English: Old man) is the god of sky and thunder, and the leading deity mentioned within The Kalevala. His character corresponds to Thor and Zeus. John Martin Crawford wrote that the name may be related the obsolete Hungarian word for an old man

UKKO (He is the equivalent of Odin in the pantheon of Scandinavian and Germanic deities, but appears in the theogonic context, with the characteristics of Thor.) the god of the sky, weather, harvest.

Väinämöinen created and plays the kantele, a Finnish stringed instrument that resembles and is played like a zither

Taliesin MacDearg was a legendary bard in Urail. He was said to be such a great bard that all who heard, even the animals would stop and come out of the woods to listen to him

1980 Arabia Finland Kalevala annual plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen

1980 Arabia Finland Kalevala annual plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen

Ilmarinen by Nicolai Kochergin Seppo Ilmarinen, the Eternal Hammerer, blacksmith and inventor in the Kalevala. Finnish mythology

Ilmarinen by Nicolai Kochergin Seppo Ilmarinen, the Eternal Hammerer, blacksmith and inventor in the Kalevala.

Vintage Arabia Finland KALEVALA Annual Plate 1980 Raija Uosikkinen. $29.00, via Etsy.

Vintage Arabia Finland KALEVALA Annual Plate 1980 Raija Uosikkinen. $29.00, via Etsy.

Lemminkäinen

Kalevala, Land of Heroes. Short stories and verses from the great Finnish Epic poetry works.

Tales of Kalevala, Japanese Translation

Tales of Kalevala, Japanese Translation Finland

Nicolai kochergin-kalevala

Urailian story, sea, fishermen find themselves attack by winged demos coming for there ketch.

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