Joukahainen is a character in the Kalevala, the Finnish epic poem of fifty parts. He is the rival of the main character, Väinämöinen. After losing a singing contest, he pledges his sister Aino to Väinämöinen, but she drowns herself rather than marry him. Joukahainen, still envious of Väinämöinen, then shoots the stag of his rival from under him, plunging him into the waters of Pohjola.

Joukahainen is a character in the Kalevala, the Finnish epic poem of fifty parts. He is the rival of the main character, Väinämöinen. After losing a singing contest, he pledges his sister Aino to Väinämöinen, but she drowns herself rather than marry him. Joukahainen, still envious of Väinämöinen, then shoots the stag of his rival from under him, plunging him into the waters of Pohjola.

Sielulintu:  Finnish mythological bird who protects one's soul while being asleep.

Sielulintu: Finnish mythological bird who protects one's soul while being asleep.

Nordic Thoughts: From Marja Vanni Kalevala series

Nordic Thoughts: From Marja Vanni Kalevala series

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Aino - Illustration by Russian artist Mechev MM || Now my mind is filled with sorrow / Wanders though the bog and stubble, / Wanders weary through the brambles, / Roams throughout the dismal forest, / Till my life is filled with darkness, / And my spirit white with anguish.                         ——Kalevala Rune 1V (Crawford translation)

Aino - Illustration by Russian artist Mechev MM || Now my mind is filled with sorrow / Wanders though the bog and stubble, / Wanders weary through the brambles, / Roams throughout the dismal forest, / Till my life is filled with darkness, / And my spirit white with anguish. ——Kalevala Rune 1V (Crawford translation)

Kaleva Serie  "Väinämöinen ja Aino".  Marja Vanni

Kaleva Serie "Väinämöinen ja Aino". Marja Vanni

Kaarisillan kuvataide: Ekaluokan Väinämöiset, Kalevalan päivä

Kaarisillan kuvataide: Ekaluokan Väinämöiset, Kalevalan päivä

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

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

6. luokan opettajalle valmis ohjelmisto

6. luokan opettajalle valmis ohjelmisto

I love these vikings.  This blog is great but I must figure out how to translate it!!

I love these vikings. This blog is great but I must figure out how to translate it!!

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