Talk:Kalevipoeg

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"Son of Kalev" or "Pharaoh, son of the Day", (it is not allowed to mention his name!) is the epic national poem of Estonia.

An ancient hero of the people of the Ironforest (Landpeople, most terrifying nationality; ancient Vikings; Germans named them Estonians in the 13th century).

This text has been moved from the article since it expresses a highly idiosyncratic view and partly since it is irrelevant to the topic. Andres 11:57, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)




William Forsell Kirby's The hero of Esthonia and other studies in the romantic literature of that country Contains Kalevipoeg and other Estonian folk works.

This book is currently going through the rounds to be added to Project Gutenberg, so if anyone is interested in working on the book or what not, then pop along to the Distributed Proofreaders website, here.

--62.173.194.7 12:17, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Someone should totally work on the English here --85.196.221.100 12:20, 1 July 2006 (UTC)


"Kalevipoeg eventually dies after his feet are cut off by his own sword."

I was disappointed when I read this. It spoiled the story for me. I wish there were a "SPOILER WARNING" before this section. The section was entitled "Characters" not "Plot".153.90.173.171 00:35, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

It's a pretty simple article and the subject's notable as culture rather than literature... but added one anyway. --Kizor 05:27, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Which parts are authentic?[edit]

The article states that about one eight of the article is genuine old material. The article could benefit from a discussion about which parts. That is incase those are known, or at the very least people have published views on the specifics. -- Cimon Avaro; on a pogostick. 17:33, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


Censored? Why?[edit]

"The first version of Kalevipoeg (1853; 13,817 verses) could not be printed due to censorship." -- For those of us not familar with Estonian literary history, could we please add some clarification on just why the poem was censored? Thanks. -- 201.19.77.39 13:50, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't know the details, off the top of my head, but the censor would have been Russian Empire's one, as Estonian territories were then part of Russian Empire. Main possible causes are that they might have been concerned about nationalism in it, or they might have considered certain passages of it too sexual. ΔιγυρενΕμπροσ! 14:17, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Kalevipoeg or Kalevide[edit]

I think Klevipoeg must be Kalevipoeg and this name Kalevide is wrong! Why Kalevide?--85.253.60.8 (talk) 08:58, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

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