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.
Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure
Kalevala Koru | Muinaispukukorut
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.
AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA Marjatta and the Christ Child (1895-1896)
Joseph Alanen. Illustrations for the Kalevala. Väinämönen Joukahainen sings in the swamp
Shaman's Haven of the Kalevala on Seurasaari
Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon taonta, 1893. Ateneumin taidemuseo.
Quest for Kalevala by Don Rosa