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.

The Lesovik (Leshy) or is a male woodland spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests. He is roughly analogous to the Woodwose of Western Europe and the Basajaun of the Basque Country.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

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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.

Iku-Turso from the Kalevala. A malevolent sea monster from Finnish mythology. Also the god of war.

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Iku-Turso is a sea-monster in the Finnish mythology collected in the poetry of Kalevala. Illustration by Miina Sundberg.

Aino in lake

Akseli Gallen-Kallela aprilie 1865 - 7 martie - Aino Myth, second panel of triptych

Beauty of Pohjola

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

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.


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

Sammon ryöstö, Akseli Gallen-Kallela

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allthingsfinnish:  Väinämöinen  illustration by Marina Kleiman

Väinämöinen (one of the demi-god heroes from the Kalevala) illustration by Marina Kleiman