KALEVALA Greetings to Finnland Väinämöinen plays Kantele
An eagle helped Väinämöinen to burn and clear the land to make it fertile for growing barley and oats.
Kalevala is the folk epic of Finland. Finnish was one of the biggest influences on Tolkien's Elvish. The stories are gorgeous, full of action but not as bloodthirsty as their Norse cousins.
Legend of Kalevala
Aleksander Lindeberg. Tales of the Kalevala.
Hannunvaakuna - Kalevala Koru
Lemminkäinen ja hiiden hirvi Väinö Hämäläinen 1902 oil
Iimatar - female spirit of air; the daughter of primeval substance of creative spirit. Mother of Väinämöinen in Kalevala.
Joseph Alanen (1885-1920): Kalevala