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The Forging of the Sampo. Painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, depicting a scene from Kalevala, a Finnish epic poem. Smith Ilmarinen is forging the magical mill called Sampo, a centerpiece in many of Kalevala's stories. Scandinavian Paintings, Scandinavian Art, Helene Schjerfbeck, Asgard, Romanticism, Gods And Goddesses, Art Reproductions, Blacksmithing, Folklore

Sammon taonta / The forging of Sampo-Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Sampo is forged by ilmarinen, a legendary smith as a task set by Louhi in return for her daughter's hand. Sampo was a magical artifact of inderterminate type that brought good fortune to its holder. When the Sampo was stolen, it is said that Ilmarinen's homeland fell upon hard times and sent an expedition to retrieve it, but in the ensuing battle it was smashed and lost at sea.

 The young Aino's first… Finland Culture, Singing Contest, Native Country, Scandinavian Art, Boy Art, Romanticism, Triptych, Creature Design, Art History

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 'Aino' triptych (left-hand panel). The young Aino's first meeting with Väinämöinen. Aino has been promised in marriage to Väinämöinen since her brother, Joukahainen, lost a magic singing contest to him. Perhaps understandably, she would rather die.

Kullervo Departs for the War, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela the Finnish national epic - this is FINLAND Asatru, Helsinki, Conte, Folklore, Scandinavian, Fairy Tales, Images, History, Drawings

Kalevala: the Finnish national epic - thisisFINLAND

The Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, has inspired generations of artists and helped shape the nation's identity.

Tuonela is the underworld, the realm of the dead, in Finnish mythology. Like other underworlds from mythology, it sits on an island and is reached by crossing a river. It is ruled over by the god. Folklore, Myths & Monsters, Roman, Norse Mythology, Gods And Goddesses, Underworld, Ancient Art, Mythical Creatures, Deities

Tuonela is the Underworld, The Realm of The Dead, in Finnish mythology. Like other Underworlds from mythology, it sits on an island and is reached by crossing a river. It is ruled over by the God Tuoni, and His Wife, Tuonetar, who serves as Ferrywoman and Hostess. This realm appears in the Kalevala when Väinämöinen travels there seeking knowledge.

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The creation of the world according to Kalevala; At first there was only primal waters and sky. But sky also had a daughter named Ilmatar. A bird laid 6 golden and 1 iron eggs on Ilmatar's knee. As the bird incubated her eggs, the heat became too hot and the eggs fell and shattered. Land was formed from the lower part of one of the eggshells. The egg whites turned into the moon and stars and the yolk became the sun.

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The Kalavala. Ilmarinen forging the Sampo, a mystical, magical thing that can grind flour and gold out of thin air. Nature Spirits, Norse Mythology, Gods And Goddesses, Historian, Folklore, Storytelling, Mystic, Sketches, Alchemy

The Kalavala. Ilmarinen forging the Sampo, a mystical, magical thing that can grind flour and gold out of thin air.