The national Finnish epic, "The Kalevala, " is one of the most important works of Finnish literature. It was originally compiled by Elias Lonnrot in the 19th century from ancient oral poetry. Since then, it has been translated into over 45 languages. This English translation captures the magic and beauty for children and adults alike. Beginning with the world's creation, it follows the stories of Vainamoinen, a shamanistic hero of song and story; his young rival, Joukahainen; and the handsome but arrogant Lemminkainen. ...

The Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure 2009, Simply Read Books

ISBN-13: 9781897476000