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Favorite Finnish Books About Myths and Folklore (Finnish with sub)

Favorite Finnish Books About Myths and Folklore (Finnish with sub)

Kalevala

Kalevala

TAPIO -  an East Finnish forest spirit or god, who figured prominently in the Kalevala. Hunters prayed to him before a hunt. His wife is the goddess of the forest, Mielikki. He was the father of Annikki, Tellervo, Nyyrikki (the god of hunting), and Tuulikki. Fitting the Green Man archetype, Tapio is often depicted with a beard of lichen and eyebrows of moss.  (Sources: 1 2)

TAPIO - an East Finnish forest spirit or god, who figured prominently in the Kalevala. Hunters prayed to him before a hunt. His wife is the goddess of the forest, Mielikki. He was the father of Annikki, Tellervo, Nyyrikki (the god of hunting), and Tuulikki. Fitting the Green Man archetype, Tapio is often depicted with a beard of lichen and eyebrows of moss. (Sources: 1 2)

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.

Movie Review Hammer of Ukko documentary about Finnish myths (Finnish wit...

Movie Review Hammer of Ukko documentary about Finnish myths (Finnish wit...

seamusfnnigan: “Finnish mythology series: Ukko and Akka “Ukko is the god of thunder, sky and weather in Finnish mythology. He is often pictured as the supreme god, the king of other gods. The Finnish...

seamusfnnigan: “Finnish mythology series: Ukko and Akka “Ukko is the god of thunder, sky and weather in Finnish mythology. He is often pictured as the supreme god, the king of other gods. The Finnish...

The Church Grim is a figure from English and Scandinavian folklore, said to be an attendant spirit, overseeing the welfare of its particular church. They may appear as black dogs. They are said to be the spirits of dogs buried alive in order to guard the church.

The Church Grim is a figure from English and Scandinavian folklore, said to be an attendant spirit, overseeing the welfare of its particular church. They may appear as black dogs. They are said to be the spirits of dogs buried alive in order to guard the church.

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