Collection by Kalle Teppola

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century. Runes Futhark, Museum Kunstpalast, Goddess Of The Underworld, My Demons, Gods And Goddesses, Tempera, Held, Mythical Creatures, Folklore

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Akseli Gallen-Kallela did with his paintings what Jean Sibelius accomplished with his music: He put Finland on the map.

Ukko, is the god of the sky, weather, harvest and thunder in Finnish mythology… Cloud Giant, Cosmic Egg, Finnish Language, Myths & Monsters, Pagan Gods, Norse Mythology, Fantasy Illustration, Natural Phenomena, Fantastic Art

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Ukko, is the god of the sky, weather, harvest and thunder in Finnish mythology. Ukko is held the most significant god of Finnish mythology. In the folk poems and prayers he is also given the epithet Overgod, probably in reference to his status as the most highly regarded god and on the other hand his traditional domain in the heavens. Although portrayed active in myth, Ukko makes all his appearances in legend solely by natural phenomena when appealed to.

Iku-Turso is a sea-monster in the Finnish mythology collected in the poetry of Kalevala. Illustration by Miina Sundberg. Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Sea Creatures, Myths & Monsters, Sea Monsters, Runes Futhark, Detailed Paintings, Cryptozoology, Gods And Goddesses

Insanely detailed paintings of kaiju fighting in historical battles will fill you with awe

The line-drawn and watercolor illustrations created by Mu Pan demand careful study. The Brooklyn-based artist blends history, pop culture, and folk art into astonishingly detailed scenes that are grand when drunk in all at once, but contain little surprises on closer inspection.

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Kalevala. Illustrator Nikolai Kochergin.

Karelian-Finnish epic Kalevala. Illustrator Nikolai Kochergin.

Ilmarinen the Eternal Hammerer blacksmith and inventor in the Kalevala is a god and an archetypal artificer from Finnish mythology He is immortal and capa Norse Mythology, Russian Mythology, Gods And Goddesses, Folklore, Character Concept, Contemporary Artists, Archaeology, Finland, Fairy Tales

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