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.

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.

Gallen-Kallela, Kalevala

Gallen-Kallela, Kalevala

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure

Kalevala Plate. The herd-boy Kullervo blowing his horn as he drives the bears and wolves before him. A black raven is sitting in a tree and far beyond is the farmhouse.

The Kalevala plates of Finland

Kalevala Plate. The herd-boy Kullervo blowing his horn as he drives the bears and wolves before him. A black raven is sitting in a tree and far beyond is the farmhouse.

Kalevala Koru | Muinaispukukorut

Kalevala Koru | Muinaispukukorut

AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA  Marjatta and the Christ Child (1895-1896)

AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA Marjatta and the Christ Child (1895-1896)

Joseph Alanen. Illustrations for the Kalevala. Väinämönen Joukahainen sings in the swamp

Joseph Alanen. Illustrations for the Kalevala. Väinämönen Joukahainen sings in the swamp

Shaman's Haven of the Kalevala on Seurasaari

Shaman's Haven of the Kalevala on Seurasaari

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon taonta, 1893. Ateneumin taidemuseo.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon taonta, 1893. Ateneumin taidemuseo.

Quest for Kalevala by Don Rosa

Quest for Kalevala by Don Rosa

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