Kalevala - Parts 45, 46, 47, 48, and 49 Summary & Analysis

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Parts 45, 46, 47, 48, and 49 Summary

Part 45 - Louhi, hearing of the Sampo-born prosperity in Vainamoinen's homeland, seeks revenge. Hearing her plea, an evil female spirit named Loviatar allows herself to be made pregnant by a raging storm, and later gives birth to nine children named Cancer, Plague, Gout, etc. Louhi sends them to Vainamoinen's homeland, where they ravage his people. Vainamoinen prays to the Creator for help, and then with the assistance of an Old Man prepares several ointments and potions, which are applied to both the people and the land. All the diseases are healed, and peace and prosperity are restored.

Part 46 - Louhi, upon hearing that her plagues have been defeated, sends a giant bear to attack Vainamoinen's homeland. Vainamoinen has Ilmarinen construct a new and more powerful spear, kills down the bear, sings the praises of its strength and courage, and then skins it and prepares its...

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