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Tuonetar- in Finnish mythology it was said the Queen of the underworld rode the white stag. Tuonetar is recognized as the Virgin of Death and the goddess of the subterranean worlds.

Today is the Winter Solstice which is also known as Yule. The Winter Solstice marks the longest night and the shortest day.

KALEVALA        Greetings  to  Finnland  Väinämöinen plays  Kantele

Spirit Boat: The Rise of Kalevala Era Shamanism: The Kalevala Metre Runes

ilmatar kalevala, runot 1-2 - Google zoeken

Finnish neo-pagans make an appearance in the capital of the Komi Republic

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (middle panel). Väinämöinen uses his magic to fish for Aino in the lake that she entered. He catches a small fish but decides it is too plain and insignificant to be his fiancée, so he throws it back. In that instant the fish changes into Aino who proceeds to mock the old man, that he held her in his hand but chose to let her go. After that she vanishes for ever.

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

Väinämöisen ja Joukahaisen laulanta - YouTube

Väinämöisen ja Joukahaisen laulanta - YouTube

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Suuri hauki, 1904,

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Suuri hauki, illustration for the poem "A Huge Pike" of Kalevala

Gallen-Kallela, Kalevala Kullervon kirous

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Kullervon kirous ( the curse of Kullervo)

Sammon ryöstö (Kalevala) - YouTube

Sammon ryöstö (Kalevala) - YouTube