People are always asking me where they can find books about Finnish mythology and folklore in English and other languages. Here are some of my suggestions )O(
Here are some book recommendations for you:
Christfried Ganander: Mythologica Fennica, 1789
Ronald Hutton: Shamans, siberian spirituality and the western imagination
Lars Levi Laestadius: Fragments of Lappish Mythology (published in English in 2002 by Aspasia books)
Elias Lönnrot: Magic songs of the Finns, 1880
Juha Pentikäinen: Golden King of the Forest, Lore of the northern bear Kalevala Mythology Shamanism and northern ecology Shamanism and culture (published by Etnika)
Anna-Leena Siikala: Mythic Images & shamanism: a perspective on Kalevala Poetry (Finnish Acad of Sci & Letters ) Songs beyond Kalevala, transformation of oral poetry
Lehto Ry. Finnish nature religions organisation
Taivaannaula Native Finnish religion and culture preservation organisation.
If you are on facebook I recommend joining their group for English posts.
Paganism and heathenry in the republic of Finland (article from wild hunt)
(at least to my experience this is pretty accurate)
Check out my online course about Finnish mythology )O(
Pronounced as Nee-na.
Artist, illustrator, writer, watercolorist and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
Love fandoms AOGG and Little Women (prefers books over the films). Louisa May Alcott researcher.
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