Kalevala - Parts 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 Summary & Analysis

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Parts 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 Summary

This section tells the first of several stories in the poem about Lemminkainen, a fun-loving rogue with a long suffering mother and a penchant for beautiful young women.

Part 11 - Kyllikki is a beautiful princess, wooed by the Sun and the Moon, among others, as a potential wife for their sons. She refuses them all. Lemminkainen, a lively and ambitious young shepherd, resolves to win her for himself. Against the advice of his beloved mother, he travels to Kyllikki's homeland, Saari, to woo and win her. He gets a job as a shepherd, has shallow relationships with several women, and finally encounters Kyllikki, who immediately and repeatedly rejects him. Lemminkainen refuses to give up, finally kidnapping her while she's out with a group of friends. She pleads repeatedly with him to release her, but he promises to give her a happy life. Finally, they speak...

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