The selected poems of Kalevala

Table of contents

Runos 1 - 19: an opening portion which describes how the dyadic relation of Northland and Kalevala was established, and reveals the efforts at establishing reciprocity between these pairs through exogamy.

Runos 20 - 36: an intermediary section which goes into great detail about the marriage practices serving to maintain this reciprocity (note, too, the pendant to these - the funeral details which appear in Runo 36).

Runos 37 - 50: a concluding section where the order of the world is reversed, the reciprocity is withdrawn, and the world prepares for a new order.