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Young Shaman Finland


Yes, I still live. A teenage SatW Finland in (my attempt at) a traditional Suomenusko shaman outfit. Sources I have found come from paintings of the Kalevala, modern Sami shamanism (which I have read may share similarities to previous Finnish shamanism), and what little I could find on Suomenusko in English, since I have yet to learn Finnish. Please, if you feel that I have misinterpreted any information, have gotten something wrong,or that there is something that can be improved upon, let me know down in the comments. I would love to learn more anyway! If I did okay, but you know more information on suomenusko and are fluent in Finnish, feel free to leave information regardless! Thank you and I hope you enjoy this little drawing!

By: Impkat 3rd March 2018

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Sisu

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3 years ago #9818117        
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Fun fact: The vikings believed the finns to possess great magical powers and married their women to have that supposed power on their side


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Hakala

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4 years ago #9812811        
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There is a community called Taivaannaula, in finland, who are trying to revitalize/document finnish mythology and ancient culture and upkeep some of the "holy sites". They have a website as well and it says you can have it in english too, not sure how well/much they've translated. I've gotten really interested in them lately :)


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Wortel

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5 years ago #9740087        
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Goodness. I don't know anything about old Finnish culture, but that drawing is just amazing!

Also, @aurinkolasit @impkat I might not be as fascinated by the topic as you are, but I am very curious and if you guys can advice me an interesting source in English for a real noob, then please tell me. (I'm okay with google translate plus proper dictionary-ing myself through Swedish as well)

5 years ago #9740262        
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I was reading a webcomic inspired by Finnish folklore, if any of you are interested http://www.yihcomic.com/home.php


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Very thankful you didn’t go the stereotypical Saami look. The drum art was personal to each Gothi (hard to write it correctly in English) He needs a reindeer as a companion. The Saami people are in Sweden, Finland, Norway and the Scolt Peninsula so each area is different. Tak Tak. .


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4 years ago #9804070        
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Lalli!

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4 years ago #9802791        
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To be honest, I’m a bit bugged by the fact that a supposedly Finnish shaman uses a gievrie, which is South Sámi…


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5 years ago #9739974        
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yay you posted it here too :happy: its still awsome :)


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11 months ago #9863355        
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Great drawing and pretty accurate. The ukonvasara and puukko are great details. One small detail tho, is that you drew a heliocentric drum that is more common in Scandinavia, while most Finnish shaman drums follow the three layer world pattern, or a mix between heliocentric and three layer pattern. Basically it just needs a few horizontal lines.


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4 years ago #9813607        
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If Finland wasn’t a complete psycho I feel he would make a great hippie


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