Väinämöinen


Väinämöinen
/vuy'neuh moy"nen/; Fin. /vai"na muei'nen/, n. Finnish Legend.
an old magician, the hero of the Kalevala, who opposes the magician Joukahainen and the sorceress Louhi.

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