The Pre- and Proto-historic Finns, Both Eastern and Western: With the Magic Songs of the West Finns, Volume 1

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Page 105 - He declared that a man becomes magnetized like a needle, and in his room he placed his bed with the head to the south and the feet to the north...
Page 25 - At the distance of one day from this place are the mountains of the Russians, who are Christians with red hair, and blue eyes, an ugly and perfidious people.
Page 161 - Lxib olmai, ruled over all forest animals, which were regarded as his herds, and luck in hunting, or the reverse, depended on his will. His favour was so important that, according to one author, they made prayers and offerings to him every morning and evening. Under his special protection was the bear.8 The 'forest men ' of the Votiaks send game to the hunter and food to cattle.9 All the forest animals are in the power of the ' forest-uncle ' or the
Page 71 - ... mouth of the Zolotitsa, which falls into the White Sea some hundred miles north of Archangel, there was a Neolithic workshop for the manufacture of flint implements, and among the small saws, knives, and arrow-heads there was found the silhouette of a seal in flint, now in the Historical Museum of Moscow. And two flint outlines are figured by the Count UvArov, the actual finding-place of which is unknown, though they were bought in the government of Kazan. One (Fig. 20, B) has a large thick neck...
Page 318 - The pre- and proto-historic Finns,," vol. 1, pp. 318 seq. (London, 1898). That a peasant of Karelen may entertain the idea that the Lapp train the reindeer to a plough, is not surprising. I do not quote this passage as a proof of the antiquity of reindeer nomadism...
Page 281 - ... remembered that he lived with the Tavastian branch of the Western Finns, and evidently did not know the magic smith as he then existed in Karelian runes. Mr. Abercromby also looks upon Vainamoinen as the sky-god under another name, and thinks that the transference to a songand culture-hero may have come about in this way. " The skygod was also the thunderer; thunder is the voice of the god speaking ; but speaking can easily be turned, if the god is thought of as in a joyous mood, into singing.

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