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

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

Sammon taonta / The forging of Sampo-Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Sampo is forged by ilmarinen, a legendary smith as a task set by Louhi in return for her daughter's hand. Sampo was a magical artifact of inderterminate type that brought good fortune to its holder. When the Sampo was stolen, it is said that Ilmarinen's homeland fell upon hard times and sent an expedition to retrieve it, but in the ensuing battle it was smashed and lost at sea.

Sammon taonta / The forging of Sampo-Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Sampo is forged by ilmarinen, a legendary smith as a task set by Louhi in return for her daughter's hand. Sampo was a magical artifact of inderterminate type that brought good fortune to its holder. When the Sampo was stolen, it is said that Ilmarinen's homeland fell upon hard times and sent an expedition to retrieve it, but in the ensuing battle it was smashed and lost at sea.

Kalevala illustration by Martta Wendelin

Kalevala illustration by Martta Wendelin

Kalevala -kuvitusta, Martta Wendelin, a Finnish artist (1893-1886).

Kalevala -kuvitusta, Martta Wendelin, a Finnish artist (1893-1886).

Kalevala, Serlachius-museot

Kalevala, Serlachius-museot

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöisen lähtö

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöisen lähtö

Gallen-Kallela, Kalevala Kullervon kirous

Gallen-Kallela, Kalevala Kullervon kirous

Jenni Saarenkylä, Louhi steals the sun - A3 art print

Louhi steals the sun

Jenni Saarenkylä, Louhi steals the sun - A3 art print

The Athenaeum - The Wizard Väinämöinen (Akseli Gallen-Kallela - )

The Athenaeum - The Wizard Väinämöinen (Akseli Gallen-Kallela - )

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