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A sweet bread with currants, citron, lemon peel and cardamom, brushed with an egg wash and baked free form. It came out a lovely golden color and smells heavenly. Tomorrow we'll see how it actually tastes! I'm also attempting to make pasha, a sweet pressed cheese spread with dried fruit in it, but I don't think that's going to come out photo-worthy :)
I used the recipe from Cooking Finland blog which was kindly recommended to me by . http://cookingfinland.blogspot.com/2011/04/kulitsa-sweet-bread-for-easter.html
Hoping you have had a lovely holiday weekend with beautiful weather, and wishing you a happy easter - hyvää pääsiäistä - glad påsk - frohe ostern - if you celebrate!
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Well respected king of the forest even today.
A bear and a wolf share food in Finland.
The bear was an important cult animal in Finnish paganism.
The pre-Christian Finns believed the bear to have come from the stars and that it had the ability to reincarnate. After a successful bear hunt, a celebration called karhunpeijaiset (literally "celebration of the bear") was arranged in honour of the slain bear. The purpose of the ceremony was to placate the bear and to convince its soul that it was greatly respected by the people.
The bear was so feared that some of the songs sung during the ceremony were meant to convince the bear it hadn't been slain by the hunters, rather that it had killed itself by accident. The people presiding over the ceremony tried to make the bear's soul happy so that the bear would want to reincarnate back into the forest.
After the bear's meat was eaten, the bones were buried. The skull, however, which was believed to contain the bear's soul, was placed high upon the branches of an old pine tree. This tree, kallohonka (skull pine), was probably a symbol of the world tree and the ceremony was meant to deliver the bear's soul back to the heavens, from where it had originated. From the heavens, the bear would come back and reincarnate to walk the earth.
Bears were not typically featured in early petroglyphs, like other animals such as the elk.
It has been suggested that the bear was such a holy animal that it was forbidden to depict it. Moreover, it was forbidden to use the word for bear in casual conversation, so many euphemisms were developed. In fact, the current standard term for bear, karhu, is originally a euphemism (from karhea "rough", referring to the rough fur). The oldest known and possibly the original name is oksi, preserved in many place names.
The euphemisms were used because it was believed the bear would appear if its real name was called. Modern Finnish still contains many euphemisms for the bear, like otso, ohto, mesikämmen, nalle, nallukka etc.
A similar thinking is behind the euphemisms for wolf (susi), such as hukka ("loss").
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Ryhdyin yrittäjäksi "vanhoilla päivillä" eli viisikymppisenä ja vaihdoin kertaheitolla ihan eri alalle kuin missä olin viettänyt viimeiset 23 vuotta -> matkailu.
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