Ilmarinen

Baltic - A Finnish sky-god, smith-god and god of weather. Occasionally identified as Ilmarinen, Ilem, Ilem, Ilmarinen, Ilmarinen, Ilma, Ilma, Ismaroinen, Ismaroinen, Ilmarinen, Ilmarinen, Jen, Jen, Sangke, Sangke, Jumala, Sanke, Sanke, Inmar, Inmar, Estonian Ilmarine or Finnish Ilmarinen.
Baltic - A Finnish hero. Son of Ilmatar. Brother of Vainamoinen. Consort of Kildisim. His brother Vainamoinen had been promised the hand of the daughter of Louhi if he could make a sampo. Ilmarinen was sent to her country, Pohjola, to make it. Using materials such as the feathers of a swan, barley and wool, he set about the task. From the flames of his furnace many wonderful objects appeared but he rejected them all as evil. Finally, the sampo emerged, a talisman with a mill on each of its three sides. When he presented it to Louhi's daughter, she married him instead of Vainamoinen. When his wife died, he abducted her sister and, when she was unfaithful, he turned her into a bird. He, with Vainamoinen, stole the sampo but it was smashed when Louhi caused a storm which wrecked their ship. He is said to have taught mankind the arts of metalwork. In one story, Vainamoinen caused a fir tree to grow until it reached the sky and Ilmarinen climbed the tree hoping to capture the moon. A magic wind sprang up and he was blown off the tree. Some accounts distinguish between Ilmarinen, the sky-god, and the hero of the Kalevala while others say that Ilmarinen and Jumala are the same. At times, referred to as Ilmarinen, Ilem, Ilem, Ilmarinen, Ilmarinen, Ilma, Ilma, Ismaroinen, Ismaroinen, Ilmarinen, Ilmarinen, Jen, Jen, Sangke, Sangke, Jumala, Sanke, Sanke, Inmar, Inmar, Estonian Ilmarine or Finnish Ilmarinen.

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