The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Vainamoinen, A Finnish Hero

on June 29, 2012

Another from the collection of cards penpal Alex has chosen to send me! This time showing a picture of Vainamoinen, an old god in Finnish folklore. He is the main character in the Heroes of Kalevala, the epic upon which all these cards are based (the others can be seen under the category of Russia). This came alongside a souvenir image burned into birchbark of  a church on Nyandoma Lake – a lovely gift! On the back of the card he tells me his plans for Christmas and how he hopes to visit Norway and Finland with his wife so he wants to get better at English. Very sweet card and as always, a pleasure to receive!

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