The Birth of Kainu
Mythic poem of the origins of Kainu people, sung by The First Mother.
Translated from the Finnish poem ”Kainujen Synty”.
Copyright 2012 Petteri Hannila
Translation: Petteri Hannila
Cover art: Anne Petelius
Editors: Joanne Asala (CompassRose.com), Ben Gold
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This story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, events, and locations are fictitious or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons or events, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.
Before a time, before a place
Before the man and beast
The endless sea, so dark and vast
Reached round from west to east