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PronouncedPron.VIE-na-mui-nen Finnish
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Meaning & History

Derived from Finnish väinä "wide and slow-flowing river". In Finnish mythology Väinämöinen was a wise old magician, the son of the primal goddess Ilmatar. He is the hero of the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
Other Languages & CulturesVäinö Finnish

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The Departure of Väinämöinen by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1906)The Departure of Väinämöinen by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1906)
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute