'Louhi, Witch of North Farm' - Barbara Cooney's artwork

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

Pike in Finnish mythology. Väinämöinen slays a geat pike and makes his magical kantele from its jawbones.

Pike in Finnish mythology / Kalevala

Aleksander Lindeberg.  Tales of the Kalevala.

Kalevalan Tarinat by Aleksander Lindeberg. I think this illo is from Kalevalan is the epic poem of Finland

Shadow of the Forest by Tiina Aumala. Tapio, the lord of the forest, son of Louhi, father of the seeda, immortal among his mortal kin. In the early days of the world he hunted down the fearsome Elk of Tuonela and still wears its antlers on his head as a mark of a pact made with Tuoni, the Goddess of death, which granted him a life without death. He shows himself to men during the midsummer...

Tapio Tapio, the lord of the forest, son of Louhi, father of the seeda, immortal among his mortal kin. In the early days of the world he hunted down the fearsome Elk of Tuonela and still wears its.

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 1V (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.

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. #Lönnrot #Kalevala #Finnish

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot was a professor of Finnish literature.

An eagle helped Väinämöinen to burn and clear the land to make it fertile for growing barley and oats.

Mythology art by Minna Sundberg. The mythical firebird Kokkolintu from Kalevala.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, illustration of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

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