Apr 10th, 2019
We continue our series on the Kalevala with Runo 8 - Väinämöinen's Wound. Väinämöinen gets distracted on his way home from Pohjola when he sees a maiden of Pohja. She makes him complete seemingly impossible challenges in order to win her hand in marriage, and Väinämöinen makes a potentially grave mistake!
The Kalevala is the epic national poem of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry from throughout Finland, Karelia, Estonia, and what is now northwest Russia, the Kalevala describes the worldview of the Finnish people from ancient times through to the modern day. It includes the adventures of Väinämöinen and Joukahainen, Ilmarinen and Lemminkäinen, from the distant lands of Pohjola, to Kalevala's wide heathlands.
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