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10 April 2002 @ 04:51 pm
mildly overawed  
On a LJ friends list, someone mentioned that yesterday was Elias Lonnrot's birthday, collector of the Kalevala. I'd seen a documentary on the Kalevala and the last of the runesingers, so I decided to google on his name.

I'm exhausted just reading it. Linguist! Ethnologist! Doctor! Journalist! Poet!
Private Radioarmistice on May 1st, 2002 08:45 pm (UTC)
Um, okay, this is random, but some guys from Korellia (sp?) came into my folklore lecture class and performed parts of the Kalevala. You know, they sang them and stuff, and, although I couldn't understand them a bit because they were in Finnish or Russian or something, I really really liked it. Just, uh. Yeah, random, but I was excited because I'm all "Eee! Kalevala, I know what that is!"