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Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
25-Apr-13 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Karelian folk song: orphan boy's revenge
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Karelian folk song: orphan boy's revenge
@leeneia: The line between "ordinary human" and "supernatural figure" isn't always clear, though. Orphans with incredible supernatural























































































































@leeneia: The line isn't always clear, though. Humans with incredible powers are common in fol0klore or mythology, and often they are orphans or outcasts of some kind. Incidentally, am I the only one who noticed the parallels with Cinderella in the Kalevala version? Hero/heroine is mistreated by their evil foster family/stepfamily and is turned into a slave when they had previously been of high rank? (Cinderella, of course, fits that description but Kalevala Kullervo doesn't really.)