Some light reading for Nell. 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.
Arabia Kalevala Annual Plate 1979 The picture shows 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.
Kullervo ja hänen sisarensa reessä Kullervo and his sister in the sledge Louis Sparre watercolour According to Glenda Goss, who wrote a biography of Sibelius, this watercolor was considered shocking at the time for showing the “hero” in the act of.