Sampo is broken, and thrown into the sea. Bad days now come. There is no sun, no moon. Illmarinen makes them of silver and gold. However, Sampo is washed up, and made whole. Good days come. The sun and moon shine as before, and the sons of Kalevala possess Sampo." Vol. i., pp. 433, 434. This, again, is Mr. Latham's profound and interesting view of Buddhism: "Buddhism is one thing.
The hand of the daughter of the mistress of Pohjola is what, each and all, the three sons of Kalevala strive to win, a hand which the mother of the owner will give to any one who can make for her and for Pohjola Sampo, Wainamoinen will not; but he knows of one who will, Illmarinen. Illmarinen makes it, and gains the mother's consent thereby. But the daughter requires another service.
The following is his analysis of the beautiful Finnish Kalevala: "Wainamoinen is much of a smith, and more of a harper. Illmarinen is most of a smith. Lemminkainen is much of a harper, and little of a smith.