ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 190 In this 190th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Finnish tale of “Illmarinen Forging the Sampo”an excerpt from The Kalevala, the Epic which tells of the creation of Finland. Wainamoinen, the master wizard, just recovered from his wounds has a vision about the forging of the Sampo under the Great Northern Fir. He then asks Illmarinen, the master forger, to be the one to create the Sampo. Illmarinen travels to the north and builds a forge and begins his task. After much trial and error and recasting, the Sampo is eventually created and is described as “From one side it grinds out flour, and from the other salt, and from the third it produces coins out money. And the lid is all the colours of the rainbow, and as it rocks back and forth it grinds one measure for the day, and one for the market and one for the storehouse.” But old Louhi comes and steals the Sampo and hides it from human sight..………….Download and read this story to find out what happened to the Sampo and if it was ever found after being stolen by old Louhi.
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.
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