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THE KALEVALA

THE EPIC POEM OF FINLAND
INTO ENGLISH

BY
JOHN MARTIN CRAWFORD

NEW YORK: JOHN B. ALDEN
LONDON: G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS
1889


TO
DR. J.D. BUCK,
AN ENCOURAGING AND UNSELFISH FRIEND, AND TO HIS AFFECTIONATE FAMILY,
THESE PAGES ARE GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED.


CONTENTS.

PREFACE

RUNE I. Birth of Wainamoinen

RUNE II. Wainamoinen's Sowing

RUNE III. Wainamoinen and Youkahainen

RUNE IV. The Fate of Aino

RUNE V. Wainamoinen's Lamentation

RUNE VI. Wainamoinen's Hapless Journey

RUNE VII. Wainamoinen's Rescue

RUNE VIII. Maiden of the Rainbow

RUNE IX. Origin of Iron

RUNE X. Ilmarinen forges the Sampo

RUNE XI. Lemminkainen's Lament

RUNE XII. Kyllikki's Broken Vow

RUNE XIII. Lemminkainen's Second Wooing

RUNE XIV. Death of Lemminkainen

RUNE XV. Lemminkainen's Restoration

RUNE XVI. Wainamoinen's Boat-building

RUNE XVII. Wainamoinen finds the Lost Word

RUNE XVIII. The Rival Suitors

RUNE XIX. Ilmarinen's Wooing

RUNE XX. The Brewing of Beer

RUNE XXI. Ilmarinen's Wedding-feast

RUNE XXII. The Bride's Farewell

RUNE XXIII. Osmotar, the Bride-adviser

RUNE XXIV. The Bride's Farewell

RUNE XXV. Wainamoinen's Wedding-songs

RUNE XXVI. Origin of the Serpent

RUNE XXVII. The Unwelcome Guest

RUNE XXVIII. The Mother's Counsel

RUNE XXIX. The Isle of Refuge

RUNE XXX. The Frost-fiend

RUNE XXXI. Kullerwoinen, Son of Evil

RUNE XXXII. Kullervo as a Shepherd

RUNE XXXIII. Kullervo and the Cheat-cake

RUNE XXXIV. Kullervo finds his Tribe-folk

RUNE XXXV. Kullervo's Evil Deeds

RUNE XXXVI. Kullerwoinen's Victory and Death

RUNE XXXVII Ilmarinen's Bride of Gold

RUNE XXXVIII. Ilmarinen's Fruitless Wooing

RUNE XXXIX. Wainamoinen's Sailing

RUNE XL. Birth of the Harp

RUNE XLI. Wainamoinen's Harp-songs

RUNE XLII. Capture of the Sampo

RUNE XLIII. The Sampo lost in the Sea

RUNE XLIV. Birth of the Second Harp

RUNE XLV. Birth of the Nine Diseases

RUNE XLVI. Otso the Honey-eater

RUNE XLVII. Louhi steals Sun, Moon, and Fire

RUNE XLVIII. Capture of the Fire-fish

RUNE XLIX. Restoration of the Sun and Moon

RUNE L. Mariatta—Wainamoinen's Departure

EPILOGUE

GLOSSARY