Double the beauty !!!  Gorgeous pink roses.| Flickr - Photo Sharing!

One of my favorite flowers and only more beautiful when complimented by that babys breath I love roses. My garden has a special area for my rose bushes. It is in my Mary garden. It's devoted to the Mother of God.

Iku-Turso - A malevolent sea monster in Finnish mythology, mentioned in the Finnish national epic Kalevala

Iku-Turso - A malevolent sea monster in Finnish mythology, mentioned in the Finnish national epic Kalevala - my namesake!

“Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

Looks like Santa tellign woodland creatures a story “Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Lemminkäisen äiti, 1897.  (Kuvalähde: Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Lemminkainen's Mother (based on the Finnish National epic Kalevala).

Lemminkainen, the Hero of the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.

Lemminkainen, Finnish Hero of the Kalevala--Finland pagan finnish gods and goddesses pagan gods and goddesses pagan finland kalevala pagan m.

Gallen-Kallela, Kalevala

Gallen Kallel : '' Kullervon kirous '', Kullervos Curse Gallen Kallela a Swedish-speaking Finnish painter

Aino - Illustration by Russian artist Mechev MM || Now my mind is filled with sorrow / Wanders though the bog and stubble, / Wanders weary through the brambles, / Roams throughout the dismal forest, / Till my life is filled with darkness, / And my spirit white with anguish.                         ——Kalevala Rune IV (Crawford translation)

Aino Illustration by Russian artist Mechev MM Now my mind is filled with sorrow, Wanders though the bog and stubble, Wanders weary through the brambles, Roams throughout the dismal forest, Till my.

The rekko dresses, typical national dresses of Finnish Karelian counties | Neiet niemien nenissä  Pekka Halonen  oil  1895

Neiet niemien nenissä Pekka Halonen oil 1895 - The rekko dresses, typical national dresses of Finnish Karelian counties

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

Nudes, Boozers Jostle in Paris Exhibit of Finnish Artist: Review

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.

Kalevala illustration by Martta Wendelin

Martta Wendelin was a Finnish artist whose work was widely used to illustrate fairy tales and books, postcards, school books, magazine and book covers.

Hugo Simberg | On the Stream of Life - Hugo Simberg - WikiPaintings.org

The Stream of Life; By the River of Life (Elämän virralla), 1896 - Hugo Simberg

Aino is a figure in the Kalevala. It relates that she was the beautiful sister of Joukahainen.  Aino's brother, having lost a singing contest to Väinämöinen, promised Aino's "hands and feet" in marriage if Väinämöinen would save him from drowning in the swamp. Aino did not want to marry such an old man.  Rather than submit to this fate, Aino drowned herself. However, she returned to taunt the grieving Väinämöinen as a salmon.

Kalevala myth, Väinämöinen (old man) wants the young maiden,Aino > Finland

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