Yenra : Mythology : Kalevala - Finnish Mythology - Epic of Finland : Famous Finish Epic


The Kalevala - Often compared to the epics of Homer, The Kalevala consolidates a rich oral tradition with prehistoric roots. Created only 150 years ago as the tradition was dying out, this Finnish epic presents a rare portrait of an ancient people in both war and peace. The Kalevala played a central role in the process towards Finnish independence and inspired some of the greatest works of the composer Sibelius.

Words of Wisdom and Magic from the Kalevala - Richard Impola's selections of poetry from Finland's national epic, the Kalevala by Elias Lnnrot, chosen for their intrinsic value as well as power of expression, cultural content or folk wisdom, bring the reader meanings relevant for today and for the 21st century. A "Selective Glossary" and "Guide to Reading the Kalevala" are appended. Unique design with illustrations by Diane Heusinkveld. Beautiful book printed on heavy stock paper.

The Key to the Kalevala - The Key to the Kalevala was originally published in Finland in 1916. Now this insightful and detailed exploration of the ancient origins of Finnish mythology is available in English. Students of the ancient traditions and mystical teachings will find no better introduction to the profound esoteric meaning of the Kalevala, the Finnish National Epic, than Ervast's explaination. Author Pekka Ervat (1875-1934) was a writer, Christian mystic, and a true "seer from the North." While his life was not long, his teachings are timeless and universal. Ervast spoke clearly and intelligibly to the most profound questions of philosophy, theosophy, and various religions. His literary works comprise over a hundred volumes. He has been, and still is, his nation's spiritual teacher.

Women of the Kalevala : Stories Based on the Great Finnish Epic - Though the voices of women in the Kalevala are muted, their roles are important. Stolen brides, lonely lives on isolated farms-those voices clamor to be heard. Wives, sisters, and daughters have their own stories, often more poignant than those of the men. By Mary Caraker.