Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central  character in the Finnish folklore and the main character  in the national epic Kalevala.

Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala.

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…

KALEVALA Väinämöinen

Spirit Boat: The Rise of Kalevala Era Shamanism: The Kalevala Metre Runes

KALEVALA        Greetings  to  Finnland  Väinämöinen plays  Kantele

Spirit Boat: The Rise of Kalevala Era Shamanism: The Kalevala Metre Runes

Gallen-Kallela: Kullervon kirous 1899, Ateneum

Gallen Kallel : '' Kullervon kirous '', Kullervos Curse Gallen Kallela a Swedish-speaking Finnish painter

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884), was a professor of Finnish literature. #Lönnrot #Kalevala #Finnish

Father of the Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot was a professor of Finnish literature.

Joukahainen is a character in the Kalevala, the Finnish epic poem of fifty parts. He is the rival of the main character, Väinämöinen. After losing a singing contest, he pledges his sister Aino to Väinämöinen, but she drowns herself rather than marry him. Joukahainen, still envious of Väinämöinen, then shoots the stag of his rival from under him, plunging him into the waters of Pohjola.

Joukahainen's revenge - Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Väinämöinen created and plays the kantele, a Finnish stringed instrument that resembles and is played like a zither

Väinämöinen created and plays the kantele, a Finnish stringed instrument that resembles and is played like a zither

Plaited birch bark shoe : Finland, mid 20th century

Worn as an overshoe to protect more costly leather shoes, birch bark shoes lasted about a week.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Sammon puolustus

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.

Lemminkäinen's Mother (1897) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.⎢Finnish symbolism/expressionism

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Lemminkainen's Mother (based on the Finnish National epic Kalevala).

10 jul 13 ["Lemminkainen, Hero of my favorite story in the Finnish Kalevala ... Artist: Thalia Took"]

Lemminkainen, Finnish Hero of the Kalevala--Finland pagan finnish gods and goddesses pagan gods and goddesses pagan finland kalevala pagan m.

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