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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 (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

— Nicolai Kochergin from the Kalevala

— Nicolai Kochergin from the Kalevala

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

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

Kolobova Margarita. Flight of Vainamoinen (Kalevala)

Kolobova Margarita. Flight of Vainamoinen (Kalevala)

1980 Arabia Finland Kalevala annual plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen

1980 Arabia Finland Kalevala annual plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen

The SAMPO Hero Adventures from The Finnish Kalevala

The SAMPO Hero Adventures from The Finnish Kalevala

nicolai kochergin_kalevala_02_joukahainen challenges vainamoinen_02.jpg (1199×1600)

nicolai kochergin_kalevala_02_joukahainen challenges vainamoinen_02.jpg (1199×1600)

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. Finnish mythology

Lemminkainen's Mother at the River of Tuonela

Lemminkainen's Mother at the River of Tuonela

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