Sielulintu: Finnish mythological bird who protects one's soul while being asleep.

Sielulintu- Finnish myth: a baby carrying or soul protecting bird. It protected a persons soul at its most vulnerable, while it dreamt. It was tradition to keep a wooden bird next to the bed while one slept.

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 "At last the wind wizard’s son said to the King: “Send for the old wizard from Finland he knows more than all the wizards of your kingdom put together.

The Kalevala plates of Finland:  The picture shows Väinämöinen planting seeds in his flourishing garden, while birds are sitting in the trees and fishes are swimming below.

The Kalevala plates of Finland

KALEVALA        Greetings  to  Finnland  Väinämöinen plays  Kantele

Spirit Boat: The Rise of Kalevala Era Shamanism: The Kalevala Metre Runes

Räisälä pendant by Kalevala Koru jewelry. Plants have symbolised the energy and course of life. This simple decorative plant motif in this piece of jewellery consists of four palmettes resembling palm leaves that have been spread open to form a fan.

Räisälä pendant by Kalevala Koru jewelry. Plants have symbolised the energy and course of life. This simple decorative plant motif in this piece of jewellery consists of four palmettes resembling palm leaves that have been spread open to form a fan.

Kalevalan kankahilla - Sampo, kirjokantinen ihme

Kalevalan kankahilla - Sampo, kirjokantinen ihme

Kalevala Koru | Knot of Faith

According to beliefs, the one who could string beautiful braids could also control the wind direction as well as birth and death.

Nicolai Kochergin - Vainamoinen Seeks the Beauty of Pohjola .  ('Kalevala')

Today is the day of the Finnish national epic poem - The Kalevala. “Väinämöinen Seeks the Beauty of Pohjola” by Nikolai Kochergin

Vainamoinen & Kantele Kalevala Mythology Postcard by Merttu

Vainamoinen & Kantele Kalevala Mythology Postcard

Kalevalan kankahilla - Sampo, kirjokantinen ihme

Kalevalan kankahilla - Sampo, kirjokantinen ihme

The Kalevala, or Poems of the Kalevala District  Written by Compiled by Elias Lonnrot, Trans. by Francis Magoun, Jr.  Finnish mythology

The Kalevala: Or Poems of the Kaleva District: Elias Lonnrot, Jr.

Sivusto "Suomalais-ugrilaiset kirjastot". Virtuaaliset galleriat. Kalevala-kirja kaikille ajoille

Sivusto "Suomalais-ugrilaiset kirjastot". Virtuaaliset galleriat. Kalevala-kirja kaikille ajoille

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