The Cosmic Egg in Finnish mythology In the Kalevala, the national epic poem of Finland, the poem begins with an introduction by the singers. The Earth is created from the shards of a duck egg and the first man (Väinämöinen) is born to Ilmatar, goddess of the air. Väinämöinen brings trees and life to the barren world. One egg's lower half transformed And became the earth below, And its upper half transmuted And became the sky above; From the yolk the sun was made, Li...

National museum of Finland, Kalevala fresko by Gallen-Kallela

The Goddess Inanna in breast-offering pose. As early as 3500 B.C.E. Inanna was worshiped as the great Goddess of Sumeria. Also known as Queen of Heaven and Earth, Priestess of Heaven, Light of the World, First Daughter of the Moon, Righteous Justice, Holy Shepherdess, and Loud Thundering Storm.

Greek Mythology

Joseph Alanen - Maid of the air. The Kalevala.

Väinämöinen created and plays the kantele, a Finnish stringed instrument that resembles and is played like a zither

This painting, The Curse of Kullervo, by Akseli Gallén-Kallela, illustrates a story from the Finnish national epic known as the Kalevala.

Kuu is a Moon goddess in Finnish mythology. According to the Kalevala, the daughter of the air Ilmatar allowed a teal to lay its egg on her knee as she floated in the abyss. The egg fell and its parts formed the universe: the white of the egg became the moon, and the yolk the sun.

Ilmatar and Sotka - The Air Maiden and the Goldeneye by Aarre Aaltonen. Ilmatar is a figure from the FInnish National Epos The Kalevala. Ilmatar was a goddess in heaven who got bored in her life above the clouds. So she came down on earth and landed on open sea. A bird, a Goldeneye, sat on her knee and laid an egg which became the earth. Ilmatar also gave birth to Väinämöinen, who is the greatest hero in the Finnish Mythology. The Statue is located at the Sibelius Park in Töölö.

Finnish knives at Market

Kalevala plate.

Monument based on Kalevala mythology, by Carl Eneas Sjöstrand. Töölö.

The Cosmic Egg in Finnish mythology, In the Kalevala, the national epic poem of Finland, the poem begins with an introduction by the singers. The Earth is created from the shards of a duck egg and the first man (Väinämöinen) is born to Ilmatar, goddess of the air. Väinämöinen brings trees and life to the barren world. One egg's lower half transformed And became the earth below, And its upper half transmuted And became the sky above; From the yolk the sun was made...

Finnish Birch Basket

Finnish #tourism #promotion brochure 1960s by Erik Bruun

Finnish Midsummer bonfire

led by american architect & professor, travis price, the kalevalakehto/shaman's haven of the kalevala was the result of an international exchange among finnish & american students of architecture. it was designed during a 9-day intensive charette at the embassy of finland in washington, dc in january & constructed in helsinki by the students over 9 days in late august. the design of the installation is inspired by the themes of the finnish epic kalevala: the myth of the 7 eggs of the world's...

Kalevala

From The Kalevala, illustrated by M. Mecheva.

Kuu (or Kun) was a Moon Goddess in Finnish mythology. According to the Kalevala, the daughter of the air Ilmatar allowed a teal to lay its egg on her knee as she floated in the abyss. The egg fell and its parts formed the universe: the white of the egg became the moon.

Husky Safari in Finnish Lapland