Kalevala

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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.

Kalevala

Kalevala

Creation of the world according to Kalevala, Finnish mythology. First there was only primal waters and sky. But sky also had a daughter named Ilmatar. A bird laid 6 golden and 1 iron eggs on Ilmatar's knee. As the bird incubated her eggs, the heat became too hot and the eggs fell and shattered. Land was formed from the lower part of one of the eggshells. The egg whites turned into the moon and stars and the yolk became the sun.

Creation of the world according to Kalevala, Finnish mythology. First there was only primal waters and sky. But sky also had a daughter named Ilmatar. A bird laid 6 golden and 1 iron eggs on Ilmatar's knee. As the bird incubated her eggs, the heat became too hot and the eggs fell and shattered. Land was formed from the lower part of one of the eggshells. The egg whites turned into the moon and stars and the yolk became the sun.

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure a nice translation in prose with some in verse to give an English speaker the "feel" for this Finnish epic poem

Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure a nice translation in prose with some in verse to give an English speaker the "feel" for this Finnish epic poem


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Finnish Mythology: Louhi is the mistress/goddess of the Underworld (world of the dead). She is described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She is also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his group in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala. She has a number of beautiful daughters, whom Ilmarinen, Lemminkäinen and other heroes attempt to win in various legends. Louhi, in true fairy tale form, sets them difficult tasks.

Finnish Mythology: Louhi is the mistress/goddess of the Underworld (world of the dead). She is described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She is also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his group in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala. She has a number of beautiful daughters, whom Ilmarinen, Lemminkäinen and other heroes attempt to win in various legends. Louhi, in true fairy tale form, sets them difficult tasks.

Fantasy Wizards | with his pike jaw harp. Even the

Fantasy Wizards | with his pike jaw harp. Even the

Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central  character in the Finnish folklore and the main character  in the national epic Kalevala.

Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon taonta, 1893. Ateneumin taidemuseo.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon taonta, 1893. Ateneumin taidemuseo.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Sammon puolustus, 1896.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Sammon puolustus, 1896.

Väinämöinen (one of the demi-god heroes from the Kalevala)    illustration by Marina Kleiman

Väinämöinen (one of the demi-god heroes from the Kalevala) illustration by Marina Kleiman

Joseph Alanen - Maid of the air.  The Kalevala.

Joseph Alanen - Maid of the air. The Kalevala.

Lemminkainen, the Hero of the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.

Lemminkainen, the Hero of the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.

“Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

“Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

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