Jenni Saarenkyla - "I got the idea for this illustration from the old stories about the bear in Finnish folklore. In the olden days the bear was the most sacred animal and some even believed that when the bear moved the forest moved with it".
Sielulintu- Finnish myth: a baby carrying or soul protecting bird. It protected a persons soul at its most vulnerable, while it dreamt. It was tradition to keep a wooden bird next to the bed while one slept.
Arabia Kalevala Annual Plate 1979 The picture shows the herd-boy Kullervo blowing his horn as he drives the bears and wolves before him. A black raven is sitting in a tree and far beyond is the farmhouse.