9_Mythology_images | New Spring, Old Gods: Adornment for the people of the bear

Inari Kiuru: Illustrations based on Finnish customs and mythology for New Spring, Old Gods, 2021, digital media. The Finnish national epic, Kalevala (compiled and arranged into a story by Elias Lönnrot in the mid 1800s, from gathered song-poems recited from one generation to another), preserves a version of the Finnish creation myth in a beautiful way. According to the story, the universe was made from seven eggs of a waterbird, laid on the lap of a crying, pregnant goddess. Six golden eggs and one of iron fell into the first sea and broke, and their pieces formed the land, sky, sun, stars and the clouds.

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