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  • This could almost go on that dots list, wherever it is. Hmmmm, demon elk minions... I could use some of those.

    August 6, 2008

  • They sound like honest landowners to me, merely trying to limit the depredations of the rural underclass.

    August 6, 2008

  • The Finnish word for demon mentioned in the Kalevala. They are personifications of evil associated with woods, streams, and hills. There is a chief Hiisi who is aided by a number of lesser demons called hiiet within the Kalevala.

    Poems 13-14 tells of Lemminkaeinen's attempt at pursuing Hiisi's elk. The elk escapes capture and curses Lemminkaeinen. Lemminkaeinen finally is able to capture the elk after a struggle and drive him to the North Farm. (From here)

    August 6, 2008