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Kalevala - The Finnish National Epic!    Google Image Result for http://revistamovinup.com/thatsallfolk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/kalevala2.bmp

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.

Iku-Turso - A malevolent sea monster in Finnish mythology, mentioned in the Finnish national epic Kalevala

Iku-Turso - A malevolent sea monster in Finnish mythology, mentioned in the Finnish national epic Kalevala untitled fantasy

Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central  character in the Finnish folklore and the main character  in the national epic Kalevala.

Väinämöinen with his kantele. Väinämöinen is the central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala.

Kalevala is the folk epic of Finland. Finnish was one of the biggest influences on Tolkien's Elvish. The stories are gorgeous, full of action but not as bloodthirsty as their Norse cousins.

Some light reading for Nell. Kalevala is the folk epic of Finland. Finnish was one of the biggest influences on Tolkien's Elvish. The stories are gorgeous, full of action but not as bloodthirsty as their Norse cousins.

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

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

Nicolai Kochergin - Vainamoinen Seeks the Beauty of Pohjola .  ('Kalevala')

Today is the day of the Finnish national epic poem - The Kalevala. “Väinämöinen Seeks the Beauty of Pohjola” by Nikolai Kochergin

Finnish Mythology: Louhi is the mistress/goddess of the Underworld (world of the dead). She is described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She is also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his group in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala. She has a number of beautiful daughters, whom Ilmarinen, Lemminkäinen and other heroes attempt to win in various legends. Louhi, in true fairy tale form, sets them difficult tasks.

10 Badass Goddesses Who Are The Heroes Of Their Own Fascinating Stories

ilmatar kalevala, runot 1-2 - Google zoeken

ilmatar kalevala, runot 1-2 - Google zoeken

Pike in Finnish mythology. Väinämöinen slays a geat pike and makes his magical kantele from its jawbones.

Pike in Finnish mythology / Kalevala

Joseph Alanen. Illustrations for the Kalevala. Väinämönen Joukahainen sings in the swamp

Joseph Alanen. Illustrations for the Kalevala. Väinämönen Joukahainen sings in the swamp

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