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    HEINÄSIRKKA HEINÄSIRKKA MENE TÄÄLTÄ HIITEEN

    Many years ago, Finland was a lush and fertile, almost tropical, country and wild grapes grew everywhere. The Finns were prosperous but over time forgot the source of their wealth and well-being, and became lax and unthankful. One year, a plague of giant grasshoppers with a voracious appetites arrived and destroyed the vineyards. Fearful and facing famine, the people prayed for salvation and were saved by St. Urho who, waving his pitchfork, chanted "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen" ("Grasshopper, grasshopper, get out!") and the pesky creatures were swept into the sea. However, though the Finns survived, as a lasting reminder of their error the land never returned to its former verdant condition.



    ODE TO URHO
    Ooksi kooksi coolama vee
    Santia Urho is ta poy for me!
    He sase out ta hoppers as pig as pirds.
    Neffer peefor haff I hurd tose words!

    He reely tolt tose pugs of kreen
    Braffest Finn I effer seen
    Some celebrate for St. Pat unt hiss nakes
    Putt Urho poyka kot what it takes.

    He kot tall and trong from feelia sour
    Unt ate kala moyakka effery hour.
    Tat's why tat kuy could sase toes peetles
    What krew as thick as chack bine neetles.

    So let's give a cheer in hower pest vay
    On Sixteenth of March, St. Urho's Tay.



    Made strong as a child on sour milk and fish soup.
    Terror of the Locust!
    Savior of the Finnish grapes.

    WHAT TYPE IS SAINT URHO

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    the finnish language is so weird, aall thooose vooowels.

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    This saint was invented in the 1950s in the USA by a Finnish person and that ode is in Finglish.

    "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen"

    "Hiiteen", or "hiisi" in nominative case, is a sacred grove, worshipping location, a mythical orc/goblin-like creature or their home, graveyard, sacrificial altar. "Mene täältä hiiteen" or "Painu/mene hiiteen" is an ancient equivalent of "Go to hell".

    My favorite mythical Finnish hero is Lemminkäinen, Kaunis Kaukomieli. He is a handsome belligerent womanizer who is also an adept mage. Mages in our folklore sing spells, usually it involves "singing someone to a swamp" or reciting the birthlore of a beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquagraph View Post
    "Mene täältä hiiteen" or "Painu/mene hiiteen" is an ancient equivalent of "Go to hell".
    We're trying to keep things family-friendly here.

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    Ashton Kutcher's face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritsa Darmandzhyan View Post
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    yeah i can feel the sparkle of duality
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agarina View Post
    yeah i can feel the sparkle of duality
    wth does that mean?

    And do you feel that same "spark" with @Jadae lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritsa Darmandzhyan View Post
    wth does that mean?

    And do you feel that same "spark" with Jadae lol
    Jadae can't count. "lol"

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