‘Magic Sayings by the Thousands’
At the heart of the Kalevala is the shamanistic power of words to transform, lead astray, destroy, create, or bring back to life.
Kalevala: The Epic of the Finnish People
translated from the Finnish by Eino Friberg and with an introduction by Jukka Korpela
The Kalevala: An Epic Poem After Oral Tradition
by Elias Lönnrot, translated from the Finnish with an introduction and notes by Keith Bosley, and with a foreword by Albert B. Lord
The Kalevala, or Poems of the Kaleva District
compiled by Elias Lönnrot and translated from the Finnish with a foreword and appendices by Francis Peabody Magoun Jr.
November 4, 2021 issue