Kullervo

Finnish - A hero whose exploits appear in the epic Kalevala. Son of Kalervo. His uncle, Untamo, killed his own brother, Kalervo, and gave Kullervo to Ilmarinen as a slave. He caused the death of his master's wife, the maiden of Pohjola; she had misused him so he turned her cattle into wild animals which tore her to pieces. He also raped his own sister, not knowing who she was, and the girl drowned herself. When he returned to his own house, he found all his family dead so he killed first Untamo and then himself. He is depicted as a very strong man who misused his strength. At times, identified as Kullervo, Estonian Kallevipoeg or Estonian Kallevipoeg.

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