---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <hepa7@...> wrote :
FWIW, the last words of Wainamoinen (Väinämöinen; in Estonian Vanemuine: muni in the forest [vane]?? - naah, just kidding...), the Hero of the Kalevala and the original Siberian(?) shamanic religion of Finns, after Christ replaced Him, in about 1100 CE: As the years passed Wainamoinen Recognized his waning powers, Empty-handed, heavy-hearted, Sang his farewell song to Northland, To the people of Wainola; Sang himself a boat of copper, Beautiful his bark of magic; At the helm sat the magician, Sat the ancient wisdom-singer. Westward, westward, sailed the hero O'er the blue-back of the waters, Singing as he left Wainola, This his plaintive song and echo: "Suns may rise and set in Suomi, Suomi = Finland; dialectal: suami, pronounced almost exactly like swami (svaamii), LOL! Sampo: no-one prolly knows for sure what it exactly was! Some kind of magic tool??