Karelen - Kalevala

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"Taikamylly" (Sampo, the magical mill; Kalevala) by Marimekko.

"Taikamylly" (Sampo, the magical mill; Kalevala) by Marimekko.

Boats in sámi art

Boats in sámi art

Joseph Alanen - Maid of the air.  The Kalevala.

Joseph Alanen - Maid of the air. The Kalevala.

In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti. The name is derived from the verb velloa, "to rock oneself." She is sometimes described as "cold hearted". Along with Ahti, she dwells in the undersea palace of Ahtola. She is often pictured as a mermaid.

In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti. The name is derived from the verb velloa, "to rock oneself." She is sometimes described as "cold hearted". Along with Ahti, she dwells in the undersea palace of Ahtola. She is often pictured as a mermaid.

LOUHI [noun] a queen of the land known as Pohjola in Finnish and Lappish mythology. She was described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She was also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his coterie in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala.

LOUHI [noun] a queen of the land known as Pohjola in Finnish and Lappish mythology. She was described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She was also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his coterie in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala.

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.

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.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Väinämöinen's Departure

Kantele player Teppana Jänis. - Kalevalaseura 1916 FINLAND

Kantele player Teppana Jänis. - Kalevalaseura 1916 FINLAND

''The Aino myth '' 1891, triptych by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Detail . Triptych's right panel

''The Aino myth '' 1891, triptych by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Detail . Triptych's right panel

Runot 5-7 Louhi, Pohjan akka kalevala kuvataide pohjolan neito - Google-haku

Runot 5-7 Louhi, Pohjan akka kalevala kuvataide pohjolan neito - Google-haku

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