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UKONVAAJA - The Hammer & Vajra of Ukko: documentary

Discussion in 'Ethnic & Cultural Preservation' started by Boreas, 22 June 2016.

  1. Boreas

    Boreas Senior Member Staff Member Sustaining Member


    The Finnish media company Helomedia together with associates have made a big cultural, historical, mythological etc. documentary, which was just released. It can be obtained with English subtitles from their website. This is a 10/10 document, I just finished watching it. The Finnish Rock star A.W. Yrjänä of the band CMX isn't at all so egoistical artist but a shaman of old and he visits several sacred sites of old Finland and delves deep into the Finnish mythological and religious and ritualistic customs of old and their merging with the coming Christian culture.


    The Catholic Church sometimes wept that as soon as their bishops left Finland they started to serve their old gods and traditions but didn't do anything about it but let it merge with the catholic mysticism, but when the Protestants came they decided to erase almost totally the ancient cultural heritage of old, and it has only nowadays being again recognised world wide as one of the deepest mythologies, in for example with the old Kalevala and the new version of it being written 150 years ago.


    Absolutely recommended for anyone of you!
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  2. Boreas

    Boreas Senior Member Staff Member Sustaining Member

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  4. Manu

    Manu Señor Member

    I will watch this with great interest. I have some of my roots from there, given that I am from the border region. The bear cult/berserkers and Ukko/Thor are close to my heart. The thing hanging around my neck in my picture is an Ukonvasara with bear heads, silver.