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Kullervo departs for the War, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1901)   KALEVALA in a fancy golden frame

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, illustration of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

Väinämöinens song by E.W. Ekman

Väinämöinens song by E.W. Ekman

From The Kalevala, illustrated by M. Mecheva.

From The Kalevala, illustrated by M.

Kullervo ja hänen sisarensa reessä  Kullervo and his sister in the sledge  Louis Sparre  watercolour

Kullervo ja hänen sisarensa reessä Kullervo and his sister in the sledge Louis Sparre watercolour According to Glenda Goss, who wrote a biography of Sibelius, this watercolor was considered shocking at the time for showing the “hero” in the act of.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure / Väinämöinen is the central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala. Originally a Finnish god, he was described as an old and wise man, and he possessed a potent, magical voice. Also, Väinämöinen has been identified as a source for Gandalf, the wizard in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings.

Le Depart de Väinämöinen by Akseli Gallen-Kallela Finland

The Athenaeum -GALLEN-KALLELA, Akseli Finnish (1865-1931)_Kullervo Rides to War- 1899

Akseli Gallén-Kallela: Kullervon sotaanlähtö (Kullervo Marches to War),

"Symposion" (1894) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (man on the right is Jean Sibelius, man beside him is Albert Edelfelt, a man standing is Pekka Halonen)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela's painting Symposium made in From left: Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Oskar Merikanto, Robert Kajanus and Jean Sibelius.

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Sivusto "Suomalais-ugrilaiset kirjastot". Elävä Kalevala

Sivusto "Suomalais-ugrilaiset kirjastot". Elävä Kalevala

swiftsnowmane: “The Swan of Tuonela, by Ben Garrison “The black swan on the Black River sings a sad song. Lemminkainen was sent to kill the swan, but the swan’s song was so beautiful he was unable to do so. A Finnish god later punishes Lemminkainen...

swiftsnowmane: “The Swan of Tuonela, by Ben Garrison “The black swan on the Black River sings a sad song. Lemminkainen was sent to kill the swan, but the swan’s song was so beautiful he was unable to do so. A Finnish god later punishes Lemminkainen.

From the European Studies blog post 'A Day to Celebrate Finnish Culture'. Image: Cover of August Ahlqvist’s biography Elias Lönnrot. Elämä-kerrallisia piirteitä (Helsinki, 1884)

A Day to Celebrate Finnish Culture

Marjatta the young virgin of Kalevala. She becomes pregnant from eating a lingonberry.

Marjatta the young virgin of Kalevala. She becomes pregnant from eating a lingonberry.

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