- (italics) the national epic of Finland (1835, enlarged 1849), compiled and arranged by Elias Lönnrot from popular lays of the Middle Ages.
- the home or land of Kaleva; Finland.
noun Finnish legend
- the land of the hero Kaleva, who performed legendary exploits
- the Finnish national epic in which these exploits are recounted, compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry in 1835 to 1849