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Magic Songs of the West Finns, Vol. I by John Abercromby 
“This is the first volume of John Abercromby’s extensive study of Finnish magic songs and their background. First he details the history, ethnography and linguistics of the Finns, indeed, constructs a century-long history of the entire Finno-Ugric group from the evolution of vocabulary. Finally in the last (long) chapter he gets to the first part of the exposition of the ‘magic songs.’ This is a summary of the various characters in the songs including a whole range of Finnish gods, goddesses, heroes, wizards, nature-spirits, and so on. He also goes into detail about Finnish Shamanistic practices, including drumming, trance ceremonies, and guide spirits. This book is a treasure trove of Finnish lore, and invites repeated browsings.”
[Illustration: Kullervo Rides to War by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1901.]
Fossegrimmen, or just Grim is a young, handsome man who sits naked under waterfalls, playing the fiddle. He plays the music of nature itself; the sound of the water, the wind in the trees, it all comes from his music. He is said to teach humans how to play if they secretly brought him a stolen piece of meat. Torgeir Augundsson (1801-1872), better known as Myllarguten, was a famous fiddle-player from Telemark, Norway who was so good it was rumored he had sold his soul in exchange of Fossegrimmen’s skills.
Starting my add meds today.
Sorry to all my followers who messaged me in the last month. I got a new job, started study and am going to a clinic tomorrow to see if I can get diagnosed with add. For those who have things I’m sending them, hold tight, they will be on their way in the next week