The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding

 

Synopsis:

Three sons were born into Kalev homestead. Having grown up, all of them went their own way. One son travelled to Russia, where he became a great merchant; another journeyed to Lapland, and became a warrior; while the third, the famous Kalev, the father of heroes, flew to Estonia on the back of an eagle.

In the province of Lääne a young widow lived quietly by herself. One day she took her cattle to the forest and on her way found a hen, a goose egg, and a young crow. She carried them all home with her to comfort her loneliness. The hen, the egg, and the young crow had all grown into beautiful maidens, one of whom was Linda.

As time passed by, many suitors came for Linda as she was famous for her beauty. The Moon , the Sun, the Lord of the Waters, the Wind and the Prince of Kungla drove up in grand chariots, showing their power to win Linda’s heart, but the maiden refused all of them.

Finally, a sixth suitor appeared in the person of the young and handsome giant Kalev. Linda accepted him immediately. Kalev refused to eat and drink until he married Linda. At last, the wedding was celebrated with great festivities.

Kalev and Linda lived happily for many years. Right before his death, Kalev spoke to Linda, saying that their youngest son would be born after Kalev’s death. This son would be worthy of his father and would be called Kalevipoeg (Kalev’s son).