In the Pre-Christian Finland Bear was one of the most worshiped animal deities. According the old belief Bear was landed from the constellation of Ursa Major to the earth and was protected by the forest spirits. Finnish bear stories are captivating, magical and enchanting. This symbiotic relationship that man had with the bear lasted for a very long time.
Articles are in English. Videos in Finnish with English subtitles available.
What You Will Learn
People of the bear- dives deep into to the roots of this ancient connection. Course is not only about Finnish folklore and mythology, we shall explore the position of the bear in other Finno-Ugric and native cultures and similarities between bear deities around the world. When joining to the course you´ll get an access to to the course page on my web-site where you will find articles and videos all about the bears.
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Archaeological materials are not mute. They speak their own language. And they need to be used for the great source they are to help unravel the spirituality of those of our ancestors who predate the Indo-Europeans by many thousands of years. - Author: Marija Gimbutas
- Course includes:
- Bear worship in ancient Finland through times
- Bear´s year / Wheel of the year
- Bear Saints
- Bear gods and goddesses
- Bear in Native cultures
- Birth of the Bear Myths
- Finnish forest spirits and woodland deities