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Ghost of Karelia (Mastodon)

Mastodon - Ghost of Karelia

Turisas - karelian god of war.
weapons: axe and billhook
in scandinavian sagas Karelia is known as Karjálabotnar or Kirjálaland (Karjala is finnic name for Karelia, even today)

ghost Of Iro-clansman

note: karelians aren't finns, swedish or russians

karelian-kalevala tv-serie: The age of Iron (1982)

Russia-Karelian kanteleplayer Maksim Gavrilov

homeregion of karelians

North-Karelia 2014

North Karelia - East meets West

Pinterest - Region of karelians

The Finnic people share a common cultural heritage: the art of ancient "rune" (poem) singing in the Kalevala meter, estimated to be 2,500–3,000 years old. The Veps are the only Finnic people with no significant corpus of Kalevala meter oral poetry. The poetic tradition has included epic poems (known mostly in Karelia and Ingria, perhaps as survivals from an earlier, wider distribution), lyric poems and magic chants.

The ancient rune singing has inspired the creation of the national epic of Finland, Kalevala compiled by Elias Lönnrot, and the music of Arvo Pärt, the best known Estonian composer in the classical field.

J. R. R. Tolkien has highlighted the importance of Kalevala as a source for his legendarium, including The Lord of the Rings.
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