Väinämöinen is a legendary wizard, mythical hero and original god.
He has participated in the creation of the world.
The real wizards have called to him as one of the gods, in some poems he is called the biggest and oldest god.
He has created the first boat, and made the first kantele, an instrument to charm the nature and summon the nature spirits and animals.
He has made trips to the underworld to find words to spells. He has been called creator of spells.