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

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

Joseph Alanen - Maid of the air.  The Kalevala.

Joseph Alanen - Maid of the air. The Kalevala.

LOUHI [noun] a queen of the land known as Pohjola in Finnish and Lappish mythology. She was described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She was also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his coterie in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala.

LOUHI [noun] a queen of the land known as Pohjola in Finnish and Lappish mythology. She was described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She was also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his coterie in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala.

The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. I would like to read this.

The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. I would like to read this.

Kalevalan kankahilla

Kalevalan kankahilla

Väinämöinen: pahvia, säkkikangasta, purettua narua ja ruutukangasta. Hauska!

Väinämöinen: pahvia, säkkikangasta, purettua narua ja ruutukangasta. Hauska!

Lapland, Finland, Norway, Sweden map

Lapland, Finland, Norway, Sweden map

The origins of iron.  The three daughters of Ukko spread from swollen udder milk white, red and black. And from that milk poured on the Earth (so says the old  Väinämöinen  in runo IX of  Kalevala) produces various types of iron.   Joseph Alanen.

The origins of iron. The three daughters of Ukko spread from swollen udder milk white, red and black. And from that milk poured on the Earth (so says the old Väinämöinen in runo IX of Kalevala) produces various types of iron. Joseph Alanen.

Kalevala-kuvitusta by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin

Kalevala-kuvitusta by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin

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