Kalevala: The Epic Poem of Finland
by Elias Lönnrot, translated by John Martin Crawford

The Kalevala is an epic poem which Elias Lönnrot compiled from Finnish folk lore in the 19th century. It is commonly called the Finnish national epic and is traditionally thought of as one of the most significant works of Finnish-language literature. The Kalevala is credited with some of the inspiration for the national awakening that ultimately led to Finland's independence from Russia in 1917.

John Martin Crawford's translationEdit

This was first complete translation of the Kalevala in English, translated from Franz Anton Schiefner's German translation of the original Finnish.

The First Vainamoinen CycleEdit

The First Lemminkainen CycleEdit

The Second Vainamoinen CycleEdit

The Second Lemminkainen CycleEdit

The Kullervo CycleEdit

The Ilmarinen CycleEdit

The Third Vainamoinen CycleEdit

The Marjatta CycleEdit

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This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 
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This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.