In Finnish mythology, the Sampo or Sammas was a magical artifact of indeterminate type constructed by Ilmarinen that brought good fortune to its holder. When the Sampo was stolen, it is said that Ilmarinen’s homeland fell upon hard times and sent an expedition to retrieve it, but in the ensuing battle it was smashed and lost at sea.

«Siitä Pohjolan emäntä
tutkaeli tullehelta:
«Oletko tullut tuntemahan,
kuulemahan, tietämähän
tuota seppo Ilmarista,
takojata taitavinta?
Jo on viikon vuotettuna
sekä kauan kaivattuna
näille Pohjolan perille
uuen sammon laaintahan.»»

(Kalevala X, V.201-210)

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Just got my new glasses! The shape is a little more masculine.

I like the way they look a lot but my eyes aren’t used to them and it feels like I’m walking around in a fishbowl. Especially with my right eye.

The lady just said “Oh you’ll get used to it in a few days!”
And I was sitting there thinking “A few days?! WOMAN I HAVE TO DRIVE HOME RIGHT NOW. IF I CRASH BECAUSE OF THIS CRAZY ‘HD VISION’ YOU GAVE ME IMA SUE YO ASS.”

In reality I just smiled and nodded.

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