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Finnish mythical creatures still lurk - thisisFINLAND: Life: Environment

Finnish mythical creatures still lurk - thisisFINLAND: Life: Environment | Finland | Scoop.it
Help! thisisFINLAND.fi website overrun by Finnish mythical creatures from the depths of the woods!...
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Mythic Imagination

Mythic Imagination | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish Charms:
Appropriating Folk Magic from
the Kalevala and Kanteletar

By K.A. Laity
This paper was originally delivered at the Forging Folklore Conference, Harvard University, May 3-5 2007
Copyright © 2011

The village waited for the new moon.
They said my brother would return
empty handed when he was off hunting.
They were wrong. The eagle caught the duck.

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Blog - The Berry Pickers: Finnish Mythology: The Creation of the World

Blog - The Berry Pickers: Finnish Mythology: The Creation of the World | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish mythology has been captured in a collection of stories called THE KALEVALA. In the 1820s, Elias Lönnrot, traveled throughout Eastern Finland, Karelia and what was then known as Ingria (the area of northwest Russia that encompasses St. Petersburg) to collect the songs and poems of locals. He edited them into one epic poem that was first published in 1835. Later, he expanded his work and republished a more extensive version in 1845.
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