Moritz Wowra
More ideas from Moritz
Finnish Mythology: Louhi is the mistress/goddess of the Underworld (world of the dead). She is described as a powerful witch with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She is also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his group in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala. She has a number of beautiful daughters, whom Ilmarinen, Lemminkäinen and other heroes attempt to win in various legends. Louhi, in true fairy tale form, sets them difficult tasks.

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia and the German empire inspects his troops on the eve of war in 1914

Kaiser Wilhelm II, King of Prussia, Emperor of the German Empire, inspects his finest German troops on the eve of the Great War.

Generalfeldmarschall von Mackensen during World War I.

Quite possibly the greatest hat worn during the Great War .Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen, officer in the German Army. Wearing the Totenkopf (skull and cross bones) which was part of German military gear since the century.

Ancient Irish Celtic Symbols Ogham Runes of Ancient ''Druid Spells, Incantations and Intentions'', ''Fewsets Basic'' Ancient Symbols of ''Higher Spiritual Power and Magic'' The Ancient Magical Language of The ''Ancient Celtic Irish Druids''. “Ogham Fews”, “Tree runes” or “Druidic Runes”

Ancient Irish Celtic Symbols Ogham Runes of Ancient ''Druid Spells, Incantations and Intentions'', ''Fewsets Basic'' Ancient Symbols of ''Higher Spiritual Power and Magic'' The Ancient Magical Language of The ''Ancient Celtic Irish Druids''.

Iron age family grave / Kaukola, Kekomäki, pre WW2 Finland. (Actual burial site is quite close to my real home, so i'm very sad, because that area is located on russian side of our border in nowadays..) I have read that villages from the ancient lake Ladoga shore were full of wealthy folk like this couple. Their ornamental sword hilts/handles are nice proof, that Finnish weapon fashion was a little bit different compared to typical viking era finds from Sweden/Norway etc.

Iron age family grave / Kaukola, Kekomäki, pre WW2 Finland. (Actual burial site is quite close to my real home, so i'm very sad, because that area is located on russian side of our border in nowadays..) I have read that villages from the ancient lake Ladoga shore were full of wealthy folk like this couple. Their ornamental sword hilts/handles are nice proof, that Finnish weapon fashion was a little bit different compared to typical viking era finds from Sweden/Norway etc.

Sword set with knot design, Finnish - SW-C

Based on a Finnish Women's Grave find. Pommel 2 cm) by 1 cm) by 1 cm) thick. Guard 4 cm) by 1 cm) by 1 cm) thick. Tang opening cm) by sword opening cm)