Kalevala - Parts 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 Summary & Analysis

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Parts 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 Summary

This section introduces and follows a new character, the vengeful Kullervo.

Part 31 - The intense rivalry between the brothers Kalervo and Untamo results in Untamo attacking Kalervo's home and family, destroying everything and killing everyone except a young pregnant woman. The woman gives birth to a male child, who is named Kullervo, and who turns out to be Kalervo's son. While still very young, Kullervo vows to take revenge on Untamo for killing his father. Untamo and his advisors agree to kill him, but several attempts fail. Untamo then tries to break Kullervo's spirit, and gives him several menial jobs. Kullervo fails at them all and is then sold to Ilmarinen, who pays Untamo in broken tools.

Part 32 - Ilmarinen's wife, the Daughter of Louhi, takes an instant dislike to Kullervo, and on his first day as a cattle herder, bakes a stone into a...

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