Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Kyösti Kallio and Aleksis Kivi

When someone is famous enough to get a statue, the lookalike statues are usually depicting the person standing on their feet. In Helsinki center, there are two statues of famous men, depicting them sitting on a chair. They are the former president of Finland Kyösti Kallio, and author Aleksis Kivi.

Kyösti Kallio

Aleksis Kivi

The unusual position is not the only detail in common between these two statues. 'Kallio' and 'kivi' are both Finnish words for 'rock'.

Men called 'rock' sitting on a chair, is tarot symbolism in plain sight.

In the Bible, when Jesus made Peter the head of his church, he said:
"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18)

Peter, just like Kivi or Kallio, means the word 'rock'. Being the head of the church, Peter was "the first pope". In tarot, the pope is depicted in the card The Hierophant, also known as The Pope - sitting on a chair.

See the small stone block in front of the statue of Kyösti Kallio? You think it's for the flowers? Think again - while you bend the knee.

Bending the knee in front of  the pope

The placements of the statues are carefully chosen. If you draw a line on the map across these two statues, the line crosses also the most famous church in Finland - Helsinki Cathedral. On the roof of the church stands the apostles - including Peter "the rock".

From left to right: Kyösti Kallio, Aleksis Kivi and Helsinki Cathedral

Peter on the roof of Helsinki Cathedral

More examples of tarot statues on page Esoteric statues.

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