The kalevala is a delight a wonderful rendering of ancient finnish mythology the english translation by john crawford 1888 reads beautifully and follows closely the finnish cadence with eight syllables in every line. The kalevala is the great finnish epic which like the iliad and the odyssey grew out of a rich oral tradition with prehistoric roots during the first millennium of our era speakers of uralic languages those outside the indo european group who had settled in the baltic region of karelia that straddles the border of eastern finland and north west russia developed an oral poetry that was . 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 . The kalevala is an epic poem which elias lnnrot compiled from finnish folk lore in the 19th century it is commonly called the finnish national epic and is traditionally thought of as one of the most significant works of finnish language literature the kalevala is credited with some of the
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