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Akseli Gallen-Kallela, By the River of Tuonela, study for the Jusélius Mausoleum frescos, 1903, tempera on canvas

By the River of Tuonela, study for the Jusélius Mausoleum frescos, 1903 by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. sketch and study.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

By the River of Tuonela, study for the Jusélius Mausoleum frescos, 1903 by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. sketch and study.

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Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Lemminkäisen äiti' / 'Mother of Lemminkäinen'…

Akseli Gallen-Kallela / The Defense of the Sampo, 1896 (Sammon puolustus) In 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.

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865 – 1931)   Lemminkäinen’s Mother, 1897 (detail)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (Finnish, 1865 – Lemminkäinen’s Mother, 1897 (detail)

The Defense of the Sampo, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, shows Louhi in the form of a flying, winged creature. Created in 1895 by unknown artist.

Known as the blind daughter in Finnish mythology, Loviatar is the goddess of death and disease. Born from the union of Tuoni, the god of death, and his underworld queen Tuonetar, Loviatar

The Defense of the Sampo, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, shows Louhi in the form of a flying, winged creature. Created in 1895 by unknown artist.

Known as the blind daughter in Finnish mythology, Loviatar is the goddess of death and disease. Born from the union of Tuoni, the god of death, and his underworld queen Tuonetar, Loviatar

Tuonela - Galen Kallela

Beautiful illustrations an paintings by Gallen-Kallela By the River of Tuonela, study for the Jusélius Mausoleum frescos, 1903 (tempe.

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…

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