Kalevala is an epic with ancient sources, only its writing is recent. Dr. Elias Lönnrot wrote it in the 19th century on the basis of folk poems from Finnish mythology that have been transmitted orally for ages.
Charles Perrault and the Grimm brothers did the same for the wonderful fairy tales they set in writing. For this reason, I consider Kalevala and even Mother Goose Tales to be equal to older mythologies such as Ramayana, Popol Vuh, Tao Tö King or the Bible.
Considered as Finland’s national epic, Kalevala is the flagship of Finnish literature. (source) Its vast content goes far beyond the scope of an article. I want to be interested here at the origin of everything, at the great beginning, an episode told in the Bible under the name of Genesis. From the Finnish Kalevala, here is the story as generations of storytellers have transmitted it.
“In the beginning, there is only Water and Sky, and Heaven has a girl named Ilmatar, one day, looking for a place to rest, Ilmatar goes down in the water, swims there for 700 years and notices a beautiful bird also looking for a place to rest Ilmatar raises his knee to the bird so that it can land, what it does.The bird then deposited six eggs of gold and the As the bird incubates its eggs, Ilmatar’s knee heats up more and more until the burn makes her react by shaking her knee, moving the eggs that fall and break in the eggs. The earth is formed of the lower part of one of the eggs and the sky of the upper part. The egg whites become the moon and the stars and the yellow form the sun.
Ilmatar spends several hundred years floating in the waters, admiring the result of these broken eggs until she can no longer resist the urgency to develop to continue the creation. Her footprints become pools for the fish and by a simple gesture she creates the contours of the countries. In this way, she created everything that exists. Then one day, she gives birth to Väinämöinen, the first man whose father is the sea. Väinämöinen swims to reach a land but, this being sterile, he asks the help of the Great Bear Celestial. A boy named Sampsa Pellervoinen is sent to him and he sows the flora on the ground.” (source)
All the mythologies, all the legends surprise first by the impossible magic of which they testify. Kalevala is no exception. Without stopping at this first impression, the delighted mythologist sees glittering gems and nuggets in the improbable mineral gangue that keeps them imprisoned. It is to this work of discoverer that I invite you, dear friend readers.
“In the beginning, there is only water and heaven,” so begins Kalevala. It is the beginning of Biblical Genesis: “In the beginning El created heaven and earth, the earth was nothing but disorder and chaos.” But the result differs. While for the Bible, the god-goddess El and siblings Elohim arrange the wild planet to make it habitable, in Kalevala it is a woman, Ilmatar, who begins the work. Without much effort. It is enough for her to stretch one knee so that the bird-come-from-elsewhere places its eggs up there.
Kalevala does not say where this bird comes from, just that it flies over the water that covers the whole earth. In the bird, one recognizes the flying machine which brings the gods coming from the sky. Biblical Genesis says the same thing: “The Spirit of God hovered on the surface of the waters.” Nothing prevents us from seeing a flying machine named The Spirit Of God, like Lindberg’s plane called The Spirit Of Saint Louis.
In the eggs that the bird lays, one recognizes the humanoid germs in the incubators which were the first way to populate this planet. The technological nature of incubators is suggested by the iron egg: were terraformers not the masters of the metal? The giants of the first humanity, called the Cyclops, were they not blacksmiths?
The Kalevala evokes the terraforming of our planet with a great economy of words and means: Ilmatar has only to walk to create lakes and seas, it only has to want to shape the continents. This facility reflects that of terraformers, aided by high-performance technology and gigantic workers who were no less.
As for the celestial origin of the terraformers, it is the Son who gives it: they come from the Big Dipper, ie Ursa Major the Great Bear. The son, ie Adam, or Christ. In Väinämöinen the two principles are incarnated, as Adam’s archetype and that of Noah are incarnated in Manu. The Great Bear that he invokes must absolutely provide him with seeds, because the earth is sterile. Sterile, really? Precision that does not give the Bible: “Elijah says: I want the earth is covered with vegetation, that come seed plants, and fruit trees of all species, covered with the finest fruits.” One could believe that the planet already carried in it all the seeds necessary for the flora that we know.
Kalevala is more precise: the land was barren. The seeds came from Ursa Major aboard subluminous shuttles. But the Bible does not say, what a pity, it would have prevented our dear specialists from imagining our billion seeds coming by themselves through the empty space. Band of nerds! Space is empty only for empty eyes.
At the time, the space was too full. A gigantic star shone brightly at a close distance up the North Pole. The enormous mass of this artificial star occupied all the northern sky, and its light was dazzling. Not to mention the shuttles, which reached the ground on platforms such as the Baalbek Spaceport. Not to mention the faster-than-light space flights that connected the mother ship to the motherland, somewhere in the Big Dipper. And who returned loaded with the necessary, like the needed seeds or any other genetic support.
As we can see, the Finnish tradition does not stand out from the others. It lends itself as well as the others to my delusions. It can therefore be recognized without hesitation for authentic high antique. Now we’ll end up believing the other history of man I keep on repeating for eons. Everything matches. The code is the same everywhere, the matrix is sensitive all the time. Yet there are nuances, small details that diverge. And even big ones.
The main difference lies in the sex of Ilmatar. Originally, according to Kalevala, there was only one woman on earth. The Bible tells us the opposite: that man came first. It’s wrong. The Christian Bible censored Lilith, the first woman. Kalevala keeps her memory. One woman, or several women? Ilmatar would be a collective name, like the Elohim? I tend to believe it. Ilmatar evokes the Great Goddess, and the interminable reign of matriarchy, since at the beginning, and for millennia, there were only women on earth. Reproduction was ensured by genetics and incubators, human females created by the reptilian gods / goddesses serving them mainly as sex toys.
Ilmatar, whose name breaks down easily in il, which corresponds to the biblical el, and matar, which evokes closely the Latin word mater, which gave mother, but also matter. Il or El, such is the name of the first visitor. On this point, many traditions overlap. But Finnish mythology says Il / El is a woman, and I applaud that truth. Yes, mostly women came down from the sky.
Sumer talks about the god Anu. The Tuatha of Ireland called their goddess Danaan. Anu, it is Ana of Tuatha (d) Ana-Ahn, the ancestor Anna who becomes Ann in the Celtic tradition, Anne whom the Catholic church will add quickly to the evangelical stories to cheer up the followers of Old Religion.
Ilmatar is the mother, she is the only land on earth, since the bird finds no other dry place to lay apart from her knee. In good French her name should be written Ellemater. Elle Ma Terre meaning She’s my Earth. With all those myths that tell the same story, the most skeptical of my readers will end up holding it as true. A big step will be made to get out of Lie.
You do not believe me ? Let me guess: you are an archaeologist. These pros of the human adventure will be the last ones to perceive its light which dazzle already the rest of humankind.