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The Kalevala

By Crawford, John Martin

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Title: The Kalevala  
Author: Crawford, John Martin
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: The following translation was undertaken from a desire to lay before the English?speaking people the full treasury of epical beauty, folklore, and mythology comprised in The Kalevala, the national epic of the Finns. A brief description of this peculiar people, and of their ethical, linguistic, social, and religious life, seems to be called for here in order that the following poem may be the better understood. Finland (Finnish, Suomi or Suomenmaa, the swampy region, of which Finland, or Fen?land is said to be a Swedish translation,) is at present a Grand?Duchy in the north?western part of the Russian empire, bordering on Olenetz, Archangel, Sweden, Norway, and the Baltic Sea, its area being more than 144,000 square miles, and inhabited by some 2,000,000 of people, the last remnants of a race driven back from the East, at a very early day, by advancing tribes. The Finlanders live in a land of marshes and mountains, lakes and rivers, seas, gulfs, islands, and inlets, and they call themselves Suomilainen, Fen?dwellers. The climate is more severe than that of Sweden. The mean yearly temperature in the north is about 270¬F., and about 38¬F., at Helsingfors, the capital of Finland. In the southern districts the winter is seven months long, and in the northern provinces the sun disappears entirely during the months of December and January.

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Table of Contents: The Kalevala, 1 -- Translated by John Martin Crawford, 1 -- Preface, 2 -- THE KALEVALA, 15 -- PROEM, 15 -- RUNE I. BIRTH OF WAINAMOINEN, 18 -- RUNE II. WAINAMOINEN'S SOWING, 23 -- RUNE III. WAINAMOINEN AND YOUKAHAINEN, 32 -- RUNE IV. THE FATE OF AINO, 45 -- RUNE V. WAINAMOINEN'S LAMENTATION, 57 -- RUNE VI. WAINAMOINEN'S HAPLFSS JOURNEY, 63 -- RUNE VII. WAINIOINEN'S RESCUE, 68 -- RUNE VIII. MAIDEN OF THE RAINBOW, 76 -- RUNE IX. ORIGIN OF IRON, 82 -- RUNE X. ILMARINEN FORGES THE SAMPO, 95 -- RUNE XI. LEMMINKAINEN'S LAMENT, 106 -- RUNE XII. KYLLIKKI'S BROKEN VOW, 115 -- RUNE XIII. LEMMINIKAINEN'S SECOND WOOING, 126 -- RUNE XIV. DEATH OF LEMMINKAINEN, 133 -- RUNE XV. LEMMINKAINEN'S RESTORATION, 143 -- RUNE XVI. WAINAMOINEN'S BOAT?BUILDING, 158 -- RUNE XVII. WAINAMOINEN FINDS THE LOST?WORD, 168 -- RUNE XVIII. THE RIVAL SUITORS, 180 -- RUNE XIX. ILMARINEN'S WOOING, 195 -- RUNE XX. THE BREWING OF BEER, 206 -- RUNE XXI. ILMARINEN'S WEDDING?FEAST, 220 -- RUNE XXII. THE BRIDE'S FAREWELL, 228 -- RUNE XXIII. OSMOTAR THE BRIDE?ADVISER, 239 -- RUNE XXIV. THE BRIDE'S FAREWELL, 257 -- RUNE XXV. WAINAMOINEN'S WEDDING?SONGS, 267 -- RUNE XXVI. ORIGIN OF THE SERPENT, 281 -- RUNE XXVII. THE UNWELCOME GUEST, 296 -- RUNE XXVIII THE MOTHER'S COUNSEL, 305 -- RUNE XXIX. THE ISLE OF REFUGE, 311 -- RUNE XXX. THE FROST?FIEND, 323 -- RUNE XXXI. KULLERWOINEN SON OF EVIL, 333 -- RUNE XXXII. KULLERVO AS A SHEPERD, 341 -- RUNE XXXIII. KULLERVO AND THE CHEAT?CAKE, 351 -- RUNE XXXIV. KULLERVO FINDS HIS TRIBE?FOLK, 357 -- RUNE XXXV. KULLERVO'S EVIL DEEDS, 362 -- RUNE XXXVI. KULLERWOINEN'S VICTORY AND DEATH, 369 -- RUNE XXXVII. ILMARINEN'S BRIDE OF GOLD, 376 -- RUNE XXXVIII. ILMARINEN'S FRUITLESS WOOING, 381 -- RUNE XXXIX. WAINAMOINEN'S SAILING, 387 -- RUNE XL. BIRTH OF THE HARP, 396 -- RUNE XLI. WAINAMOINEN'S HARP?SONGS, 403 -- RUNE XLII. CAPTURE OF THE SAMPO, 408 -- RUNE XLIII. THE SAMPO LOST IN THE SEA, 419

 

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