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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

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: 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

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala

Kalevala