Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure    a nice translation in prose with some in verse to give an English speaker the "feel" for this Finnish epic poem

Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure a nice translation in prose with some in verse to give an English speaker the "feel" for this Finnish epic poem

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. *Birthday 9 April* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elias_L%C3%B6nnrot

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. *Birthday 9 April* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elias_L%C3%B6nnrot

Väinämöinen,the main character in Kalevala, the Finnish epic. Originally a Finnish god, he was described as an old and wise man, and he possessed a potent, magical voice. --  Väinämöinen has been identified as a source for Gandalf, the wizard in Tolkien´s Lord of the Rings.

Väinämöinen,the main character in Kalevala, the Finnish epic. Originally a Finnish god, he was described as an old and wise man, and he possessed a potent, magical voice. -- Väinämöinen has been identified as a source for Gandalf, the wizard in Tolkien´s Lord of the Rings.

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.

fribergkalavala. Epic of the Finnish People. Edited by George C. Schoolfield    raivaaja.org

fribergkalavala. Epic of the Finnish People. Edited by George C. Schoolfield raivaaja.org

The Finnish Epic. I love it!

The Finnish Epic. I love it!

Hannunvaakuna - Kalevala Koru

Hannunvaakuna - Kalevala Koru

Another beautiful Kalevala ring

Another beautiful Kalevala ring

Kalevala: Helsinki

Kalevala: Helsinki

Finnish archipelago

Finnish archipelago

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