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#1 NoraP

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:01 PM

I've been trying to research these cool Finnish spirits called haltijas, but Finnish mythology is a bit obscure and I can't find much. I don't want to run into cultural appropriation problems or offend any Finnish people, so I want to learn as much as possible about this before I try to incorporate it into a story. Anyone have any resources or information?



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:35 PM

I can't say I know much about Finnish mythology, but I suspect that the Kalavela would be a good place to start.



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:53 AM

I've read the Kalevala, but I don't recall reading anything about haltijas.  If you're interested in Finnish mythology, though, I would highly recommend reading Kalevala.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:58 PM

I've been trying to research these cool Finnish spirits called haltijas, but Finnish mythology is a bit obscure and I can't find much. I don't want to run into cultural appropriation problems or offend any Finnish people, so I want to learn as much as possible about this before I try to incorporate it into a story. Anyone have any resources or information?

 

Just a quick search yielded this result:

 

Finnic Paganism

 

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