Kalevala Summary
Elias Lönnrot

Everything you need to understand or teach Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot.

  • Kalevala Summary & Study Guide
  • 9 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more
  • 30 Kalevala Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Kalevala Summary

The Kalevala is Finland's national epic, drawn from a rich oral tradition with roots stretching back more than two millennia. Its compiler was Elias Lonnrot, a physician and folklorist who travelled throughout the Finnish-Russian borderlands recording the lyrics, ballads, charms, and epics sung by the rural people. From these poems (called runes) he assembled a coherent whole, a literary epic which fired the imaginations and the national consciousness of the Finnish people.


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