In the Pre-Christian Finland, Bear was one of the most worshipped animal deities. According to the old belief, the Bear was landed from the constellation of Ursa Major on the earth and was protected by the forest spirits. Finnish bear stories are captivating, magical and enchanting. This symbiotic relationship that man had with the bear lasted for a very long time.
Articles are in English. Videos in Finnish with English subtitles are available.
Bear was a divine god and an honoured ancestor. Topics of this course are bear festivities, worship of the bear in ancient Finland, raising the bear, bear spells, bear deities and bear saints across the world, worship of the bear among different native tribes, the birth of the bear, and nature spirits in Finnish mythology and folklore.
You will also get tips on how to build connections with nature and animal spirits. The course includes both written and video material.
I don't know anything about Finnish mythology. What should I do?
This course is designed for beginners just like you. You don´t need to have any prior knowledge about Finnish mythology, or even about Finland. It helps you to understand the very basics of Finnish folklore.
Does this course work on mobiles?
Yes, it works great on mobiles. You´ll have access to the course across all devices you own. I highly recommend watching lessons on the device you are most comfortable with, was it then the laptop, mobile or tv screen.
When does the course start and finish?
This course is a completely self-paced online course - you can start when you have the time. You'll always have instant access to all course materials.
What happens after I purchase the course?
You will also get an e-mail notification stating that your payment has gone through and you can access the course right away.
Does this course include any extra materials?
I have pdf sheets prepared for you. You will get them on the course page.
What Language is this course?
This course is in Finnish, with English subtitles. PDF materials are in English.
I’m not technical at all. How am I able to be in an online course?
Once you have purchased the course you will get immediate access to the course site.
I want to write and learn on paper. I don’t do digital.
That´s great to hear. All videos on the course site also include written materials.
Is this a monthly fee?
No. This is a one-time payment, and you get lifetime access to the course as well as its future updates. Because we give you immediate access to the course, your order is non-refundable. You will have unlimited access to the content for the lifetime of the course.
Will I be able to control the sound and video?
Yes. You can always speed up or slow down my speech, using the gear icon. You'll have all the normal functions with the video. Play, pause etc...
How much are the taxes?
The checkout will automatically identify if and how much you need to pay taxes.
How long do I have access to the course?
This course is yours, always. You can go through it as many times as you wish and always come back.
What You Will Learn People of the bear- dives deep into to the roots of this ancient connection. Course is not only about Finnish folklore and mythology, we shall explore the position of the bear in other Finno-Ugric and native cultures and similarities between bear deities around the world.