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The Finnish Sahti - or the Estonian Koduõlu or Taluõlu - is an old Finnic home-brewed beer. It is made from a variety of grains - mostly barley with an addition of rye, wheat or oats. Tra...

The Finnish Sahti - or the Estonian Koduõlu or Taluõlu - is an old Finnic home-brewed beer. It is made from a variety of grains - mostly barley with an addition of rye, wheat or oats. Tra...

The looped square symbol has made an appearance in numerous ancient objects found in Northern Europe. In Finnish it's called Käpälikkö (pawform) or Hannunvaakuna (Saint John's Arms)....

The looped square symbol has made an appearance in numerous ancient objects found in Northern Europe. In Finnish it's called Käpälikkö (pawform) or Hannunvaakuna (Saint John's Arms)....

Who was Kaleva? Did he really exist? The name Kaleva is all over Finnic folk poetry. The Finnish-Karelian epic Kalevala (literally the Land of Kaleva) and the Estonian epic Kalevipoeg (Son of Kalev) contain the name Kalev(a). In mythology Kaleva much like his sons are considered either giants or kings. The characters from ancient oral folk poetry are mostly considered mythological but they may very well be based on real people.

Who was Kaleva? Did he really exist? The name Kaleva is all over Finnic folk poetry. The Finnish-Karelian epic Kalevala (literally the Land of Kaleva) and the Estonian epic Kalevipoeg (Son of Kalev) contain the name Kalev(a). In mythology Kaleva much like his sons are considered either giants or kings. The characters from ancient oral folk poetry are mostly considered mythological but they may very well be based on real people.

symbols on the drum

symbols on the drum

Ukonvasara - Ukko's Hammer - or Ukonkirves - Ukko's Axe - is the symbol and magical weapon of the Finnic thunder god. In Finnish mythology the thunder god is referred to with names Ukko, Äijä or Äijö and sometimes Ilmarinen. The Estonian parallel is Uku, Vanaisa - Grandfather - or Taevataat - Sky Father.

Ukonvasara - Ukko's Hammer - or Ukonkirves - Ukko's Axe - is the symbol and magical weapon of the Finnic thunder god. In Finnish mythology the thunder god is referred to with names Ukko, Äijä or Äijö and sometimes Ilmarinen. The Estonian parallel is Uku, Vanaisa - Grandfather - or Taevataat - Sky Father.

The Hammer of Ukko - Documentary on Finnish folklore and mythology

The Hammer of Ukko - Documentary on Finnish folklore and mythology

A Finn is a person of few words (just like the people in Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands *grin*)

A Finn is a person of few words (just like the people in Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands *grin*)

Trust on Finns to have their own Finnish word for everything.

Trust on Finns to have their own Finnish word for everything.

Finnish stuff

Finnish stuff

The Finnic - i.e. Baltic Finnic - languages (In Finnish: Itämerensuomalaiset kielet - In Estonian: Läänemeresoome keeled) are a branch of the Uralic language family spoken by about 7 million people. Most linguistics agree that there are 7 distinct languages in the Finnic language branch: Finnish, Estonian, Karelian, Vepsian, Ingrian, Votian and Livonian.

The Finnic - i.e. Baltic Finnic - languages (In Finnish: Itämerensuomalaiset kielet - In Estonian: Läänemeresoome keeled) are a branch of the Uralic language family spoken by about 7 million people. Most linguistics agree that there are 7 distinct languages in the Finnic language branch: Finnish, Estonian, Karelian, Vepsian, Ingrian, Votian and Livonian.

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