The Kalevala: the Epic Poem of Finland (Crawford Translation)

Elias LÖNNROT (1802 - 1884), translated by John Martin CRAWFORD (1845 - 1916)

This is the epic of Finland. It is the combined folk tales of the Finnish nation starting with the birth of the world from the egg of a seabird and continuing to the birth of the Kaleva District, the lands of Finland. (Summary by Squid B. Varilekova)

Genre(s): Poetry, Sagas

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Kyle Raub
00:55:53
Play 01 RUNE I. Birth of Wainamoinen Kyle Raub
00:09:49
Play 02 RUNE II. Wainamoinen's Sowing Kyle Raub
00:14:55
Play 03 RUNE III. Wainamoinen and Joukahainen Kyle Raub
00:22:04
Play 04 RUNE IV. The Fate of Aino Kyle Raub
00:19:05
Play 05 RUNE V. Wainamoinen's Lamentation Kyle Raub
00:08:30
Play 06 RUNE VI. Wainamoinen's Hapless Journey Kyle Raub
00:08:47
Play 07 RUNE VII. Wainamoinen's Rescue Kyle Raub
00:13:11
Play 08 RUNE VIII. Maiden of the Rainbow Kyle Raub
00:09:38
Play 09 RUNE IX. Origin of Iron Kyle Raub
00:18:57
Play 10 RUNE X. Ilmarinen Forges the Sampo Kyle Raub
00:17:52
Play 11 RUNE XI. Lemminkainen's Lament Jacob Paul Starr
00:19:52
Play 12 RUNE XII. Kyllikki's Broken Vow Soumen Barua
00:24:06
Play 13 RUNE XIII. Lemminkainen's Second Wooing Sonia
00:11:35
Play 14 RUNE XIV. Death of Lemminkainen Richard Aroksaar
00:22:05
Play 15 RUNE XV. Lemminkainen's Restoration Richard Aroksaar
00:30:47
Play 16 RUNE XVI. Wainainoinen's Boat-building Peter Tucker
00:17:47
Play 17 RUNE XVII. Wainamoinen finds the Lost Word Peter Tucker
00:22:29
Play 18 RUNE XVIII. The Rival Suitors Peter Tucker
00:25:17
Play 19 RUNE XIX. Ilmarinen's Wooing Peter Tucker
00:19:50
Play 20 RUNE XX. The Brewing of Beer Joseph Tabler
00:26:02
Play 21 RUNE XXI. Ilmarinen's Wedding-feast Sonia
00:15:58
Play 22 RUNE XXII. The Bride's Farewell J L Raimundo
00:17:07
Play 23 RUNE XXIII. Osmotar, the Bride-adviser Diana Schmidt
00:35:33
Play 24 RUNE XXIV. The Bride's Farewell Kathrine Engan
00:21:18
Play 25 RUNE XXV. Wainamoinen's Wedding-songs Timothy Ferguson
00:24:24
Play 26 RUNE XXVI. Origin of the Serpent Timothy Ferguson
00:35:44
Play 27 RUNE XXVII. The Unwelcome Guest Timothy Ferguson
00:17:19
Play 28 RUNE XXVIII. The Mother's Counsel Sonia
00:11:32
Play 29 RUNE XXIX. The Isle of Refuge Timothy Ferguson
00:26:03
Play 30 RUNE XXX. The Frost-fiend Kyle Raub
00:16:14
Play 31 RUNE XXXI. Kullerwoinen, Son of Evil Tony Addison
00:16:46
Play 32 RUNE XXXII. Kullervo as a Shepherd Timothy Ferguson
00:17:40
Play 33 RUNE XXXIII. Kullervo and the Cheat-cake Sonia
00:10:41
Play 34 RUNE XXXIV. Kullervo finds his Tribe-folk Sonia
00:09:02
Play 35 RUNE XXXV. Kullervo's Evil Deeds Khaghbboommm
00:14:11
Play 36 RUNE XXXVI. Kullerwoinen's Victory and Death Khaghbboommm
00:12:33
Play 37 RUNE XXXVII Ilmarinen's Bride of Gold annanneass
00:10:55
Play 38 RUNE XXXVIII. Ilmarinen's Fruitless Wooing annanneass
00:12:50
Play 39 RUNE XXXIX. Wainamoinen's Sailing Kyle Raub
00:13:46
Play 40 RUNE XL. Birth of the Harp Kyle Raub
00:11:12
Play 41 RUNE XLI. Wainamoinen's Harp-songs Tony Addison
00:13:29
Play 42 RUNE XLII. Capture of the Sampo Timothy Ferguson
00:20:40
Play 43 RUNE XLIII. The Sampo lost in the Sea Timothy Ferguson
00:15:04
Play 44 RUNE XLIV. Birth of the Second Harp Timothy Ferguson
00:12:34
Play 45 RUNE XLV. Birth of the Nine Diseases Sonia
00:11:25
Play 46 RUNE XLVI. Otso the Honey-eater Timothy Ferguson
00:21:48
Play 47 RUNE XLVII. Louhi steals Sun, Moon, and Fire Jonna B
00:14:07
Play 48 RUNE XLVIII. Capture of the Fire-fish Sonia
00:12:30
Play 49 RUNE XLIX. Restoration of the Sun and Moon Timothy Ferguson
00:12:30
Play 50 RUNE L. Mariatta (Wainamoinen's Departure)
Kyle Raub
00:16:49
Play 51 Epilogue Kyle Raub
00:04:07