Monday, February 28, 2011


Today is Kalevala's Day in Finland. The Swan and Egg image is based on prehistoric rock carving on Lake Aaninen, Karelia. Pagan belief from this corner of the world held that a bird brings the soul to a newborn, and that same bird takes the soul with it when a person dies. This bird was called sielulintu, soul-bird.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    This was very interesting, I had never heard of this particular pagan belief. The rock drawing is great, I'll probably draw this in my art book.