Kalevala - Study Guide Parts 37, 38, and 39 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 89 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Kalevala.
This section contains 733 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Kalevala Study Guide

This section lays the groundwork for the poem's lengthy climactic confrontation between its three main heroes - Vainamoinen, Lemminkainen and Ilmarinen - and Louhi.

Part 36 - Ilmarinen grieves intensely for his dead wife. Finally, after several months, he goes to his forge and prepares to create a new wife for himself out of gold and silver. Several initial attempts fail, and the materials are thrown back into the forge. Finally he creates a statue of a beautiful woman, lays her in his bed, and bathes himself in readiness for sleeping with her. He lies down beside her and falls asleep, but then wakes to find her cold, unresponsive, and not pleasant to sleep with. He takes her to Vainamoinen in the hopes that he will find her attractive, but he says she's not the right woman for him. This section ends with a warning from...

(read more from the Parts 37, 38, and 39 Summary)

This section contains 733 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Kalevala Study Guide
Copyrights
Epics for Students
Kalevala from Epics for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.