Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Lemminkäisen äiti, 1897. (Kuvalähde: Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto)

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

Quando Vainamoinen pizzicò per la prima volta le corde della sua Kantele, tutti gli animali gli si raccolsero intorno, ascoltando incantati. -MEET MYTHS-

Looks like Santa tellign woodland creatures a story “Louhi Witch of North Farm” – Retold by Tony De Gerez – Pictures by Barbara Cooney

KALEVALA        Greetings  to  Finnland  Väinämöinen plays  Kantele

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

Aino is a figure in the Kalevala. It relates that she was the beautiful sister of Joukahainen.  Aino's brother, having lost a singing contest to Väinämöinen, promised Aino's "hands and feet" in marriage if Väinämöinen would save him from drowning in the swamp. Aino did not want to marry such an old man.  Rather than submit to this fate, Aino drowned herself. However, she returned to taunt the grieving Väinämöinen as a salmon.

Kalevala myth, Väinämöinen (old man) wants the young maiden,Aino > Finland

Paper doll Joukahainen  Joukahainen is a character from Finnish national epos Kalevala.

Paper Doll JOUKAHAINEN is a character from Finnish national epos Kalevala. The Kalevala or The Kalewala is a work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology.

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