Kalevala Or, Poems of the Kaleva District

ISBN-10: 0674500105

ISBN-13: 9780674500105

Edition: 1963

Authors: Elias Lonnrot, Francis P. Magoun

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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1963
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Translator's Foreword The Kalevala Poem
Lonnrot's prologue; the creation of the world and the birth of Vainamoinen
Vainamoinen's sowing of the primeval wilderness; a sower's charm
Vainamoinen's defeat of Joukahainen in a contest of wisdom; the pledging of Aino; maxims
Vainamoinen's ill-fated wooing of Aino; Aino's drowning
Vainamoinen's unsuccessful fishing for Aino; his mother's advice to woo the maiden of North Farm
Joukahainen fells Vainamoinen's horse
Vainamoinen and Louhi of North Farm; his promise of a Sampo
Vainamoinen and the maiden of North Farm; his wounded knee
The origin of iron; blood-stanching charms; the healing of Vainamoinen 's knee
Ilmarinen forges the Sampo
The marriage of Lemminkainen and Kyllikki of the Island
Lemminkainen bewitches North Farm; protective charms
Lemminkainen woos the maiden of North Farm; he fails to catch the Demon's elk, assigned as a qualifying task
Huntsmen's charms; a ransom charm; Lemminkainen captures the Demon's elk and bridles the Demon's gelding; while going to shoot the swan of Death's Domain he is shot dead by Soppy Hat
At home blood on his brush reveals Lemminkainen 's death; his mother finds and reassembles the pieces of his body and restores him to life; vein, bee, and cowbane charms
Vainamoinen's boat-building and his visit to Death's Domain
Vainamoinen exacts charms from tortured Antero Vipunen; banishment charms and charms against disease and misadventure
Vainamoinen and Ilmarinen sue for the maiden of North Farm
The maiden of North Farm accepts Ilmarinen; IImarinen's three qualifying tasks; a snake charm, a huntsman's charm
The slaughtering of the big Karelian steer; preparations for the wedding feast at North Farm; the origin of beer
The wedding feast at North Farm; wedding lays
Wedding lay: Tormenting and consoling a bride
Wedding lays: The government of a bride; The lay of an abused daughter-in-law
Wedding lays: The government of a groom; Lay of a bride's going away; Ilmarinen and the maiden of North Farm set out for home
At home Ilmarinen and his bride are ceremoniously received
Lemminkainen intrudes upon the wedding at North Farm; snake charms; the origin of snakes
The duel at North Farm
Lemminkainen's hasty return from North Farm
Lemminkainen's self-exile on an island
Lemminkainen's and Snowfoot's wild goose chase and the big freeze; charms against Jack Frost and wizards
The feud between Untamo and Kalervo; Kullervo's unfortunate upbringing; an antifertility charm
Kullervo as a herdsman; cattle, milk, and bear charms
The death of Ilmarinen's lady
Kullervo's homecoming
Kullervo's revenge on Untamo; his suicide
Ilmarinen's gold and silver bride
Ilmarinen's new bride from North Farm; a report on the Sampo
The expedition of Vainamoinen, Ilmarinen, and Lemminkainen to North Farm to steal the Sampo
Vainamoinen's pikebone harp; rapids charms
Vainamoinen plays the pikebone harp
The theft of the Sampo from North Farm
The sea and air battle for the Sampo; the lucky preservation in the Kaleva District of s
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