Finnish Myth

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Tapio is an East Finnish forest spirit or god, who figured prominently in the Kalevala. Hunters prayed to him before a hunt.  His wife is the goddess of the forest, Mielikki. He was the father of Annikki, Tellervo, Nyyrikki (the god of hunting), and Tuulikki.  Fitting the Green Man archetype, Tapio has a beard of lichen and eyebrows of moss.

Tapio is an East Finnish forest spirit or god, who figured prominently in the Kalevala. Hunters prayed to him before a hunt. His wife is the goddess of the forest, Mielikki. He was the father of Annikki, Tellervo, Nyyrikki (the god of hunting), and Tuulikki. Fitting the Green Man archetype, Tapio has a beard of lichen and eyebrows of moss.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Lemminkäisen äiti, 1897.  (Kuvalähde: Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Lemminkäisen äiti, 1897. (Kuvalähde: Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto)

wolf illustration, Stanislav Kolíbal, Kalevala narrated to children, 1962

wolf illustration, Stanislav Kolíbal, Kalevala narrated to children, 1962

Aleksander Lindeberg. Tales of the Kalevala.

Aleksander Lindeberg. Tales of the Kalevala.

Kalevala is the folk epic of Finland. Finnish was one of the biggest influences on Tolkien's Elvish. The stories are gorgeous, full of action but not as bloodthirsty as their Norse cousins.

Kalevala is the folk epic of Finland. Finnish was one of the biggest influences on Tolkien's Elvish. The stories are gorgeous, full of action but not as bloodthirsty as their Norse cousins.

Gallen-Kallela: Kullervon kirous 1899, Ateneum

Gallen-Kallela: Kullervon kirous 1899, Ateneum

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. #Lönnrot #Kalevala #Finnish

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. #Lönnrot #Kalevala #Finnish

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

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.

The daughters of Ukko the Creator had sprinkled  the mountains with black, white, and red milk,–  from this was formed iron

The daughters of Ukko the Creator had sprinkled the mountains with black, white, and red milk,– from this was formed iron


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Gallen Kallela The Forging of the Sampo - Romanticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gallen Kallela The Forging of the Sampo - Romanticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kalevala-seuran sivut KALEVALAN JUONI LYHYESTI

Kalevala-seuran sivut KALEVALAN JUONI LYHYESTI

Fantasy Wizards | with his pike jaw harp. Even the

Fantasy Wizards | with his pike jaw harp. Even the

6. luokan opettajalle valmis ohjelmisto

6. luokan opettajalle valmis ohjelmisto

Kullervo Departs for the War by Akseli Gallén-Kallela (1901)

Kullervo Departs for the War by Akseli Gallén-Kallela (1901)

Kalevala 100 sekunnissa

Kalevala 100 sekunnissa

Hyviä vinkkejä kalevalaisiin töihin alakoulussa. Animaatioita, kuvistöitä yms.

Hyviä vinkkejä kalevalaisiin töihin alakoulussa. Animaatioita, kuvistöitä yms.

kalevalaan liittyviä nettijuttuja ja värityskuvia yms. lapsille suunnattu

kalevalaan liittyviä nettijuttuja ja värityskuvia yms. lapsille suunnattu

Pike in Finnish mythology. Väinämöinen slays a geat pike and makes his magical kantele from its jawbones.

Pike in Finnish mythology. Väinämöinen slays a geat pike and makes his magical kantele from its jawbones.

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Gallen-Kallela_Joukahainen's_revenge.jpg 2.675 ×2.613 pixel

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