Pyhän Puun Viimeinen Päivä

It’s funny what happens when checking translations. Suddenly meanings head in completely different directions.

Take, for example, the last postcard image I posted: The Sacrifice of a Sacred Tree.

Sacrifice verso
Pyhän Puun Viimeinen Päivä

The first version of the title (written in Finnish) actually means: The Sacred Tree’s Last Day.

Sacrifice text verso

Knowing this prompts a completely different reaction:

Poor thing! And why are those crazy looking men in suits sitting on it?

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