Get to know "Kalevala" in an entertaining way
If you consider reading archaic Finnish poetry to be entertaining, you're in luck! Project Runeberg has the whole Kalevala in digital form.
If reading the whole Finnish national epic Kalevala feels a bit too difficult, don´t worry, there are also other options... Take a look at:
- The Canine Kalevala (Koirien Kalevala) by Mauri Kunnas where dogs and other funny characters are playing the roles of human beings
- The Quest for Kalevala (Uncle Scrooge #334) by Keno Don Rosa where Donald Duck and his uncle, Scrooge McDuck meet some characters from Kalevala
- Kirsti Mäkinen´s Suomen lasten Kalevala (Children´s Kalevala) which tells the stories in easier and more understandable Finnish that is spoken today.
- Gene Kurkijärvi's Kullervo takes a fresh view on this Kalevala anti-hero, by making him cyborg in future Helsinki.
(28 Feb 2012)
- Tattoos featuring Kalevala characters. 1 2