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Finnish mythology

All the Old Knives by Selden

'Bind me with red thread, she said to the woods. / Bind my eyes with goat-gut and my mouth with bone splinters. / Bind between my legs with copper, copper teeth and bright red berries.' A fantastic alternative ending for Kyllikki, told in gorgeous harsh colours. Wonderful!

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 1000-2500; Finnish mythology]

Love-Rejecting Aino by Assimbya

'This was her home, and she would not leave it, ever, not even if it meant she had to leave hidden in the woods and surviving on mushrooms and berries, she didn’t care, she wouldn’t, couldn’t leave.' Moving take on Aino's tale, with a perfect ending

[Added 25/11/2011; Drama; 1000-2500; Finnish mythology]