Kalevala - Study Guide Parts 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 Summary & Analysis

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This section recounts the tale of Vainamoinen's journey to Pohja.

Part 6 - Vainamoinen begins his journey, riding a magical elk that can run on water. Joukahainen, who has been growing increasingly jealous and resentful, prepares a mighty crossbow and poison-tipped arrows with which to shoot him. Joukahainen's mother advises him strongly not to do it, but he pays her no attention and hunts Vainamoinen down. Finally spotting him crossing the ocean, Joukahainen fires three bolts from the crossbow. The first two miss, but the third strikes Vainamoinen's elk and kills it. Vainamoinen is forced to swim for his life. Meanwhile, Joukahainen returns home and brags to his mother about what he's done, but his mother tells him what he's done is evil.

Part 7 - After swimming for several days and nights, Vainamoinen is contemplating whether to make his home in the sea, when he is...

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