Kalevala

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Kalevala

(ˌkɑːləˈvɑːlə; Finnish ˈkɑlɛvɑlɑ)
n
1. (Norse Myth & Legend) the land of the hero Kaleva, who performed legendary exploits
2. (Norse Myth & Legend) the Finnish national epic in which these exploits are recounted, compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry in 1835 to 1849
[Finnish, from kaleva of a hero + -la dwelling place, home]