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Why is there confusion about what the Sampo from the Kalevala is?

Note that the Kalevala is not the original source for the Sampo (or anything else). In the early 1800s, the author of Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot, along with others travelled around Finland and Karelia ...
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Why is there confusion about what the Sampo from the Kalevala is?

The Grail -Two Studies (p 51). By Leopold von Schroeder, Alexander Jacob: The representation of the sun as heavenly mill has already been ascertained by Kuhn.[66] "In German folk-songs the ...
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Why is there confusion about what the Sampo from the Kalevala is?

Came across these clues while investigating 'the goat'. It's a work in progress, for sure. https://brickthology.com/2015/09/07/pleiades-part-3/ Ukrainian Mythology There are a few different names ...
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Do the seemingly random timespans in the Kalevala creation story have any significance?

The numbers likely have no special significance. The quoted passages all share one feature: they use parallelism, specifically one in which a number is named in one line, and then in the next line ...
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Which gods were in Mikael Agricola's list?

The list actually contains 24 gods: 12 from Tavastia and 12 from Karelia. This is not a full answer as I'm not an expert in the subject, but roughly translated the list goes as follows. Tavastia ...
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What is (a) Könnin kuokkamies?

Kuokammies means "Ploughman", and Könni is a Finnish Family name. So "The Ploughman of Könni". It's also a song by a Finnish Band, lyrics in English provided. Lyrics remind me of Johannes Von Saaz' ...
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