Finnish Mythology: Origin of Skis

To make snow-skates/ origin of Skis “Hoi Ukko! Lord n high, the father at the sky´s midpoint, procure me straight snow-skates, for the left foot rapid skates, on which I´d smoothly scud through the great forest tracts, across the swamps, across firm land, across the moors of the North to the spots where the game is born, to the land where money pelts are bred”.

  • Magic songs of the Finns, 1898

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilLCRy1sJ-8&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=FairychamberArtandFolklore

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Niina's Fairychamber

Niina's Fairychamber

Illustrator, writer and a folklorist. Likes cats, tea and period dramas. Currently writing a book about Finnish mythology. A host of the Little Women Podcast.