In Finnish mythology it was said the Queen of the underworld rode the white stag..bringing its hunters to their unfateful doom.

In Finnish mythology it was said the Queen of the underworld rode the white stag..bringing its hunters to their unfateful doom.

Rudolf Koivu (1890 - 1946) was a Finnish illustrator and painter, best known for illustrating books of fairytales for children

Rudolf Koivu (1890 - 1946) was a Finnish illustrator and painter, best known for illustrating books of fairytales for children

Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) At the Church

Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) At the Church

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1861-1931) Juhannusyö / Midsummer Night 1889 - Finland

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1861-1931) Juhannusyö / Midsummer Night 1889 - Finland

Martta Wendelin

Martta Wendelin

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.

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.

Sigfrid August Keinänen: Kullervo paimenessa, 1896. Ateneumin taidemuseo FINLAND

Sigfrid August Keinänen: Kullervo paimenessa, 1896. Ateneumin taidemuseo FINLAND

Mirja Clement is a Finnish born American artist

Mirja Clement is a Finnish born American artist

The Life and Art of Sigfried August Keinänen - VÄINÄMÖINEN AND AINO

The Life and Art of Sigfried August Keinänen - VÄINÄMÖINEN AND AINO

FROM HAME / HÄMEESTÄ - Maria Wiik (1853 – 1928, Finnish)

FROM HAME / HÄMEESTÄ - Maria Wiik (1853 – 1928, Finnish)

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