The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. I would like to read this.

The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. I would like to read this.

The Kalevala plates of Finland: The picture shows a fishing Väinämöinen in his boat. In the water is a huge fish and also small ones.

The Kalevala plates of Finland

The Kalevala plates of Finland: The picture shows a fishing Väinämöinen in his boat. In the water is a huge fish and also small ones.

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.

Kalevala - The National Epic of Finland and Karelia - and Kalevipoeg - The National Epic of Estonia - are the greatest single written pieces of Finnic mythology and oral folklore.

Kalevala - The National Epic of Finland and Karelia - and Kalevipoeg - The National Epic of Estonia - are the greatest single written pieces of Finnic mythology and oral folklore.

I'm nowhere near calm I am fangirl but this works for most finns

I'm nowhere near calm I am fangirl but this works for most finns

1989 Arabia Finland Kalevala annual plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen

1989 Arabia Finland Kalevala annual plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen

1864 Finlandia 1 markka | repin via Amy Derton • https://www.pinterest.com/pin/535928424379390306/

1864 Finlandia 1 markka | repin via Amy Derton • https://www.pinterest.com/pin/535928424379390306/

Historical provinces in Finland

Historical provinces in Finland

1980 Arabia Finland Kalevala annual plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen

1980 Arabia Finland Kalevala annual plate designed by Raija Uosikkinen

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