Fan Art: Finland used to talk
He was quite curious a fellow, actually, I suppose. And, as it's the birthday of Elias Lönnrot, the collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry, may I present the guy with the beard - Väinämöinen.
Väinämöinen is "the central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala. -- Originally a Finnish god, he was described as an old and wise man, and he possessed a potent, magical voice." Check out this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A4in%C3%A4m%C3%B6inen
to find out more about him. Or ask, if you can't be bothered to read.
9th April 2012