The Kalevala: the Epic Poem of Finland (Crawford Translation)


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This is the epic of Finland. It is the combined folk tales of the Finnish nation starting with the birth of the world from the egg of a seabird and continuing to the birth of the Kaleva District, the lands of Finland. (Summary by Squid B. Varilekova)

(15 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Preface 55:53 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE I. Birth of Wainamoinen 9:49 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE II. Wainamoinen's Sowing 14:55 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE III. Wainamoinen and Joukahainen 22:04 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE IV. The Fate of Aino 19:05 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE V. Wainamoinen's Lamentation 8:30 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE VI. Wainamoinen's Hapless Journey 8:47 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE VII. Wainamoinen's Rescue 13:11 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE VIII. Maiden of the Rainbow 9:38 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE IX. Origin of Iron 18:57 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE X. Ilmarinen Forges the Sampo 17:52 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE XI. Lemminkainen's Lament 19:52 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
RUNE XII. Kyllikki's Broken Vow 24:06 Read by Soumen Barua
RUNE XIII. Lemminkainen's Second Wooing 11:35 Read by Sonia
RUNE XIV. Death of Lemminkainen 22:05 Read by Richard Aroksaar
RUNE XV. Lemminkainen's Restoration 30:47 Read by Richard Aroksaar
RUNE XVI. Wainainoinen's Boat-building 17:47 Read by Peter Tucker
RUNE XVII. Wainamoinen finds the Lost Word 22:29 Read by Peter Tucker
RUNE XVIII. The Rival Suitors 25:17 Read by Peter Tucker
RUNE XIX. Ilmarinen's Wooing 19:50 Read by Peter Tucker
RUNE XX. The Brewing of Beer 26:02 Read by Joseph Tabler
RUNE XXI. Ilmarinen's Wedding-feast 15:58 Read by Sonia
RUNE XXII. The Bride's Farewell 17:07 Read by J L Raimundo
RUNE XXIII. Osmotar, the Bride-adviser 35:33 Read by Diana Schmidt
RUNE XXIV. The Bride's Farewell 21:18 Read by Kathrine Engan
RUNE XXV. Wainamoinen's Wedding-songs 24:24 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XXVI. Origin of the Serpent 35:44 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XXVII. The Unwelcome Guest 17:19 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XXVIII. The Mother's Counsel 11:32 Read by Sonia
RUNE XXIX. The Isle of Refuge 26:03 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XXX. The Frost-fiend 16:14 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE XXXI. Kullerwoinen, Son of Evil 16:46 Read by Tony Addison
RUNE XXXII. Kullervo as a Shepherd 17:40 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XXXIII. Kullervo and the Cheat-cake 10:41 Read by Sonia
RUNE XXXIV. Kullervo finds his Tribe-folk 9:02 Read by Sonia
RUNE XXXV. Kullervo's Evil Deeds 14:11 Read by Khaghbboommm
RUNE XXXVI. Kullerwoinen's Victory and Death 12:33 Read by Khaghbboommm
RUNE XXXVII Ilmarinen's Bride of Gold 10:55 Read by annanneass
RUNE XXXVIII. Ilmarinen's Fruitless Wooing 12:50 Read by annanneass
RUNE XXXIX. Wainamoinen's Sailing 13:46 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE XL. Birth of the Harp 11:12 Read by Kyle Raub
RUNE XLI. Wainamoinen's Harp-songs 13:29 Read by Tony Addison
RUNE XLII. Capture of the Sampo 20:40 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XLIII. The Sampo lost in the Sea 15:04 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XLIV. Birth of the Second Harp 12:34 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XLV. Birth of the Nine Diseases 11:25 Read by Sonia
RUNE XLVI. Otso the Honey-eater 21:48 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE XLVII. Louhi steals Sun, Moon, and Fire 14:07 Read by Jonna B
RUNE XLVIII. Capture of the Fire-fish 12:30 Read by Sonia
RUNE XLIX. Restoration of the Sun and Moon 12:30 Read by Timothy Ferguson
RUNE L. Mariatta (Wainamoinen's Departure) 16:49 Read by Kyle Raub
Epilogue 4:07 Read by Kyle Raub