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Pekka Virtanen

Kansanperinteen metsäkuvia.

Virtanen P. (1987). Kansanperinteen metsäkuvia. Silva Fennica vol. 21 no. 4 article id 5336. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15493

English title: The forest in Finnish folk lore.


Several views to forest’s role in the Finnish folklore are presented. They clearly show how many important dimensions forests have had in Finnish life. Descriptions concentrate on forest-related traditions of ancient times. They give a basis to examining the role of forests in the modern Finnish mind.

The paper is based on a lecture given in the seminar 'The forest as a Finnish cultural entity’, held in Helsinki in 1986. The PDF includes a summary in English.

Original keywords
kansanperinne; metsähistoria; metsäperinne

English keywords
folklore; forest traditions; forest history

Published in 1987

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