The kalevala is without a doubt the most insanely hilarious and absurd epic poem or collection of epic poems ive ever read its really quite difficult to put to word just how ridiculous the story of the kalevala truly is in this book youll find a man peeling a rock and crafting a boat out of yarn . Sea beasts are very rarely mentioned in the kalevala for nearly all aquatic animals referred to are lake or river fish kalevala volume ii of 2 anonymous such was the end of the beauteous rainbow maiden for whom so many had wooed and who had become the pride and joy of kalevala. The kalevala is a great body of mythology and folklore that is vital to understanding finland and finnish national identity in fact it might not be going too far to say that the kalevala cycle is finland in so much as a cultures founding stories can be said to make the culture. Kalevala finnish national epic compiled from old finnish ballads lyrical songs and incantations that were a part of finnish oral tradition the kalevala was compiled by elias lnnrot who published the folk material in two editions 32 cantos 1835 enlarged into 50 cantos 1849kalevala the dwelling place of the poems chief characters is a poetic name for finland meaning land
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