Kalevala - Study Guide Parts 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 Summary & Analysis

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This section tells the story of the wedding of Ilmarinen and the Maid of Pohja.

Part 20 - Extensive preparations are made for the feast to follow the wedding of the Maid of Pohja and Ilmarinen. First an ox is bred and raised to provide the meat, but proves too large and too strong and too angry for an ordinary butcher to slaughter and prepare. After months of searching, a sufficiently skilled and mighty butcher is found. While the ox is prepared, Louhi worries about how to provide enough beer for the guests. She puts a young maiden in charge of brewing it, and the maiden sets to work, securing the help of a bear and a bee. After intensive and exhaustive effort, the beer is set to brew. At that point, from his island home Lemminkainen sees smoke from several fires. Assuming it's the result...

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