"In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul bird. It was believed the Sielulintu protected a person's soul at its most vulnerable when dreaming. It was tradition to keep a carved wooden bird by the bedside to keep the soul safe during sleep. Use this bird as a symbol of good luck, protection and happiness. To a happy soul!"

"In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul bird. It was believed the Sielulintu (Soul Bird) protected a persons soul at its most.

Bear and bear´s nest symbol in sámi art

Bear and bear´s nest symbol in Sámi art. [Drawings of Saami symbology used on ritual drums & possibly in prehistoric rock art in northern Eurasia.

bjorn wiinblad vase - Google Search

I am super exited to check out the Bjørn Wiinblad exhibition. His ceramics and art has been pretty much a part of most Danes interior including my own home growing up!

The origins of iron.  The three daughters of Ukko spread from swollen udder milk white, red and black. And from that milk poured on the Earth (so says the old  Väinämöinen  in runo IX of  Kalevala) produces various types of iron.   Joseph Alanen.

The origins of iron. The three daughters of Ukko spread from swollen breasts milk white, red and black milk milk. And from that milk poured on the Earth (so says the old Väinämöinen in runo IX of Kalevala) produces various types of iron.

A Sami shaman drum, a proof of the rich and beautifull traditional craftsmanship of the sami. The sami people are the native people of scandinavia.  Made from bones and skin from the reindeer.

(Sami people) A Sami shaman Drum, a proof of the rich and beautifull traditional craftsmanship of the Sami. The Sami people are the native people of Scandinavia. Made from bones and skin from the Reindeer.

Pitseolak Ashoona, Crossing the River

Pitseolak Ashoona, Crossing the River

Kalevala - The Finnish National Epic!    Google Image Result for http://revistamovinup.com/thatsallfolk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/kalevala2.bmp

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.

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