Ilmatar was a virgin soul and the goddess of the air in the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. The Finnish term Ilma, which means - Air, and the feminine suffix -Tar, which is equivalent to the English -Ress, are the sources of the name Ilmatar. he was also additionally alluded to as Luonnotar in the Kalevala, which is Finnish for — Female Spirit of Nature. For soprano and orchestra, Jean Sibelius wrote the tone poem Luonnotar in 1913. In this piece, the rocky lyrics from the fabled account of the Kalevala regarding the birth of the land and sky are transformed into an overwhelming Sibelian metaphor for the unstoppable force—even the terror—of all creation, including that of the artist. It moves back and forth between two musical concepts and is one of the most captivating pieces of the composer. These are the dazzling rumblings of ever-expanding possibilities, which are accompanied by the even more invocatory, pained screams of the nature spirit herself, carrying a child, and discordant, unvarying harp strokes. In 2000 album Ilmatar by the Finnish group Värttinä was published. The Goddess origin narrative of the Kalevala as well as related Finnish folklore and magic served as inspiration for the topic of the book. The Goddess is also commemorated by the designation of the Main Belt asteroid 385 Ilmatar!
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