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Finnish Facts found on Wikipedia

Finnish Facts found on Wikipedia

The pagan Finnish belief about the soul of a human was different from that of most other cultures across the world, in that they believed the human soul to be composed of three different parts: henki, luonto and itse. Each of the three were autonomous beings on their own. Henki (translated as “life”, “breath” or “spirit”, sometimes also referred to as “löyly”) was a person’s life force, which presented itself as breathing, the beating of one’s heart and the warmth…

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Archaic Finnish Measurement and Reindeer

Archaic Finnish Measurement and Reindeer

In Finland, approximate measures derived from body parts and were used for a long time, some being later standardized for the purpose of commerce. Some Swedish, and later some Russian units have also been used. vaaksa – The distance between the tips of little finger and thumb, when the fingers are fully extended. kyynärä – c. 60 cm – The distance from the elbow to the fingertips. syli – fathom, c. 180 cm – The distance between the fingertips of both hands when the arms are raised horizontally…

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