Kuu is a Moon goddess in Finnish mythology. According to the Kalevala, the…

The Priestess archetype is the domain of intuitive awareness and insight, of secret or “occult” (that which is hidden) knowledge of the unknown, spirit realm. Drawing by Ethel Larcombe

Tuonetar- in Finnish mythology it was said the Queen of the underworld rode the white stag. Tuonetar is recognized as the Virgin of Death and the goddess of the subterranean worlds.

Today is the Winter Solstice which is also known as Yule. The Winter Solstice marks the longest night and the shortest day.

Bear and bear´s nest symbol in sámi art

Bear and bear´s nest symbol in Sámi art. [Drawings of Saami symbology used on ritual drums & possibly in prehistoric rock art in northern Eurasia.

Mielikki by dragoninthemist Finnish goddess of game, hunting and the forest Her symbols are the Bear, Grain, Woodland Plants Her Themes are Change and Providence

Mielikki by dragoninthemist Finnish goddess of game, hunting and the forest Her symbols are the Bear, Grain, Woodland Plants Her Themes are Change and Providence

ilmatar kalevala - Google zoeken

Finnish neo-pagans make an appearance in the capital of the Komi Republic

Ukko (English: Old man) is the god of sky and thunder, and the leading deity mentioned within The Kalevala. His character corresponds to Thor and Zeus. John Martin Crawford wrote that the name may be related the obsolete Hungarian word for an old man

UKKO (He is the equivalent of Odin in the pantheon of Scandinavian and Germanic deities, but appears in the theogonic context, with the characteristics of Thor.) the god of the sky, weather, harvest.

— Nicolai Kochergin The Heroes of Kalevala Take the Wonderful Mill Sampo from Pohjola from the Kalevala

— Nicolai Kochergin The Heroes of Kalevala Take the Wonderful Mill Sampo from Pohjola from the Kalevala Finland

Väinämöinen is playing his zithor in Rudolf Åkerblom's painting. #Väinämöinen #Åkerblom #Kalevala

Väinämöinen is playing his zithor in Rudolf Åkerblom's painting.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (middle panel). Väinämöinen uses his magic to fish for Aino in the lake that she entered. He catches a small fish but decides it is too plain and insignificant to be his fiancée, so he throws it back. In that instant the fish changes into Aino who proceeds to mock the old man, that he held her in his hand but chose to let her go. After that she vanishes for ever.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela aprilie 1865 - 7 martie - Aino Myth, second panel of triptych

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's revenge - Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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