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Aino (mythology)

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Aino (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈɑi̯no]) is a figure in the Finnish national epic Kalevala.[3]

The Aino Myth triptych (fi) painted by Akseli Gallen-Kallela in 1891, with his own wife Mary as the model. It depicts the story on three panels: The left one is about the first encounter of Väinämöinen and Aino in the forest. The right one depicts mournful Aino weeping on the shore and listening to the call of the maids of Vellamo who are playing in the water. The central panel depicts fishing Väinämöinen having thrown away a small fish, now turning out to be Aino, who laughs at him and vanishes forever.[1][2]