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Blutwölfin
Friday, September 2nd, 2005, 08:38 AM
The Kalevala is the national saga of Finland. Pieced together (and embellished) by Elias Lönnrot in the late 19th Century, from a traditional cycle told by rural storytellers, the tales which constitute the Kalevala show signs of great antiquity.

In Finnish (http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/kvfin/index.htm)

In English (http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/kveng/index.htm)

Death and the Sun
Sunday, September 4th, 2005, 01:21 PM
To those interested in the Kalevala, here is some magnificent Kalevala-themed art by the great Akseli Gallen-Kallela:

Kullervo departs for war:
http://www.niksula.cs.hut.fi/~xyu/kale-gb/pics/gallen/kullervo_departs_for_the_war.jpg


Lemminkäinen's mother:
http://www.niksula.cs.hut.fi/~xyu/kale-gb/pics/gallen/lemminkainens_mother.jpg

The defence of the Sampo:
http://www.turuntaidemuseo.fi/im/gallen_sammonry.jpg

Further info. (http://wwar.com/masters/g/gallen-kallela-akseli.html)