A story from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, about revenge, letting go, and moving on. Also why you shouldn't mess with babies that can whisper threats at three months old and survive way more things than you could.
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A character tries to drown, hang, and immolate a super-baby, but it doesn't work. It's not graphic. Another character also rapes a woman, which leads to her suicide. That also isn't graphic, but it's super dark and sad.
I think you undersold the content warning on the episode. “Slight content warning” “kinda violent but more so just weird” does not even begin to cover incest and rape. I’ve never before felt your content warnings were out of sync with the episode until this one, I’ve listened to 127 episodes of this show, and 3 seasons of Fictional, and I honestly thought I knew what to epxect from you based on the kind of warnings you give. From now on, I’ll check the warning every time you give one. That might be easier if each episode contained a direct link to the post about it.
Even though this pick of the Kalevala verses might’ve been one of the most violent and tragic (but perhaps thanks to J.R.R. Tolkien one of the most well-known), I’m very happy to see it depicted through Myths and Legends characteristic and humorous narrative! Thank you for bringing this Epic Saga into light, looking forward to more!
I wish I’d read about the episode rather than listened to it, assuming “violence” meant gore or something similar. For future listeners, “adult content” is an important disclaimer about a myth/legend which includes incestuous rape.