Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Lake in the Wilderness

Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Lake in the Wilderness

the spirit of the bear  "In Finnish mythology Otso, Ohto, Kontio, metsän kuningas (the king of the forest), and mesikämmen (honeypaws) are some of the many rarely uttered circumlocutory epithets for the spirit that was never directly named. Generally, the spirit of the bear was referred to as friend, brother,uncle, or forestcousin, or ways were thought up that would bypass the need to refer to the spirit at all, even indirectly."

the spirit of the bear "In Finnish mythology Otso, Ohto, Kontio, metsän kuningas (the king of the forest), and mesikämmen (honeypaws) are some of the many rarely uttered circumlocutory epithets for the spirit that was never directly named. Generally, the spirit of the bear was referred to as friend, brother,uncle, or forestcousin, or ways were thought up that would bypass the need to refer to the spirit at all, even indirectly."

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Palokärki, 1892-94

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Palokärki, 1892-94

pOIKA JA VARIS / Garçon et Corbeau, 1884 par Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Boy and Crow by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

pOIKA JA VARIS / Garçon et Corbeau, 1884 par Akseli Gallen-Kallela / Boy and Crow by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Lemminkäisen äiti, 1897.  (Kuvalähde: Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Lemminkäisen äiti, 1897. (Kuvalähde: Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

Akseli Gallen-Kallela and the Kalevala

beautifullywarped:  On the Shores of the Land of Death” by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865-1931) ).

beautifullywarped: On the Shores of the Land of Death” by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865-1931) ).

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure

Mitä Väinämöinen todella teki? - Tätä tekoa #lääppijä-keskustelussa käytetty Aino-teos kuvasi | Kulttuuricocktail | yle.fi

Mitä Väinämöinen todella teki? - Tätä tekoa #lääppijä-keskustelussa käytetty Aino-teos kuvasi | Kulttuuricocktail | yle.fi

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

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

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