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The looped square symbol has made an appearance in numerous ancient objects found in Northern Europe. In Finnish it's called Käpälikkö (pawform) or Hannunvaakuna (Saint John's Arms). In Estonian the symbol is known as Aasruut (loopsquare), Nelinurk (quadrangle) or Võlusõlm (magic knot).

The looped square symbol has made an appearance in numerous ancient objects found in Northern Europe. In Finnish it's called Käpälikkö (pawform) or Hannunvaakuna (Saint John's Arms). In Estonian the symbol is known as Aasruut (loopsquare), Nelinurk (quadrangle) or Võlusõlm (magic knot).

The Hakkapeliitta were Finnish light cavalrymen in the service of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War in the 1600s. They were known to be mobile and efficient in battle and they excelled in sudden attacks, raiding and charging.

The Hakkapeliitta were Finnish light cavalrymen in the service of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War in the 1600s. They were known to be mobile and efficient in battle and they excelled in sudden attacks, raiding and charging.

Ukonvasara - Ukko's Hammer - or Ukonkirves - Ukko's Axe - is the symbol and magical weapon of the Finnic thunder god. In Finnish mythology the thunder god is referred to with names Ukko, Äijä or Äijö and sometimes Ilmarinen. The Estonian parallel is Uku, Vanaisa - Grandfather - or Taevataat - Sky Father.

Ukonvasara - Ukko's Hammer - or Ukonkirves - Ukko's Axe - is the symbol and magical weapon of the Finnic thunder god. In Finnish mythology the thunder god is referred to with names Ukko, Äijä or Äijö and sometimes Ilmarinen. The Estonian parallel is Uku, Vanaisa - Grandfather - or Taevataat - Sky Father.

The Finnic - i.e. Baltic Finnic - languages (In Finnish: Itämerensuomalaiset kielet - In Estonian: Läänemeresoome keeled) are a branch of the Uralic language family spoken by about 7 million people. Most linguistics agree that there are 7 distinct languages in the Finnic language branch: Finnish, Estonian, Karelian, Vepsian, Ingrian, Votian and Livonian.

The Finnic - i.e. Baltic Finnic - languages (In Finnish: Itämerensuomalaiset kielet - In Estonian: Läänemeresoome keeled) are a branch of the Uralic language family spoken by about 7 million people. Most linguistics agree that there are 7 distinct languages in the Finnic language branch: Finnish, Estonian, Karelian, Vepsian, Ingrian, Votian and Livonian.

Finnish History:     Finland has been settled since after the Ice Age, and as such has had a long and intriguing history. A part of the Kingdom of Sweden from 13th century until 1809, it then became an autonomous duchy of the Russian Empire until 1917, when it declared independence. This is a brief overview of the most important eras in Finnish history, from Paleolithic times up to today.

Finnish History: Finland has been settled since after the Ice Age, and as such has had a long and intriguing history. A part of the Kingdom of Sweden from 13th century until 1809, it then became an autonomous duchy of the Russian Empire until 1917, when it declared independence. This is a brief overview of the most important eras in Finnish history, from Paleolithic times up to today.

Kalevala - The National Epic of Finland and Karelia - and Kalevipoeg - The National Epic of Estonia - are the greatest single written pieces of Finnic mythology and oral folklore.

Kalevala - The National Epic of Finland and Karelia - and Kalevipoeg - The National Epic of Estonia - are the greatest single written pieces of Finnic mythology and oral folklore.

Kantele is an ancient traditional Finnic plucked string instrument. Amongst Finnic people the instrument has been known by names such as Kantele, Kannel, Kandeleh, Kāndla, Kandel, Kannõl and so on.

Kantele is an ancient traditional Finnic plucked string instrument. Amongst Finnic people the instrument has been known by names such as Kantele, Kannel, Kandeleh, Kāndla, Kandel, Kannõl and so on.

The transformation of Finland

The transformation of Finland

The Birch Bark Letter No. 292 is the oldest known document in any Finnic language. The document is dated to the beginning of the 13th century - meaning it's roughly about 800 years old.

The Birch Bark Letter No. 292 is the oldest known document in any Finnic language. The document is dated to the beginning of the 13th century - meaning it's roughly about 800 years old.

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