A wise man Pekka Rissanen


Petter (Pekka) Rissanen

     Born: 28.4.1865, Died: ?

Wife Anna (Anni) os. Rönkä

     Born: 12.3.1863, Died: ?


Otto Wilho, Born 28.10.1884, Died ?

Petter Johan, Born 6.1.1889, Died 20.6.1916  

Ida Sohvi, Born 17.4.1891, Died? 

Anna Johanna, Born on September 23, 1893, Died on May 24, 1905 

Agate, Born December 9, 1895, Died May 29, 1908 

Lyydi Helena, Born March 22, 1898, Died August 5, 1927

Kalle, Born 25.8.1904, Died?  

Pekka Rissanen, Rissas-Pekka, a man of scholarly education in his youth, whose appearance was compared to the most handsome emperors in Spain based on a photograph he saw with Ernst Lampe, recounted many days of deciding how Pekka knew how to make all kinds of handicrafts: tassels (hymns, containers, lungs, sheaths, belts, net weights and weights, mouse stacks, rafters, etc.), dishes, shovels, screens, reflectors and much more.

Rissas-Pekka knew the measure used to improve the seizure. "According to popular belief, the aforementioned disease is due to the fact that one side of the body has been stretched longer than the other side. The sick person is therefore placed far on the floor or on the deck board under the law and measured from the scalp or fingertips to the toes of both feet, "writes Ahti Rytkönen.
The measurement was continued until "the measurement is level".

"(3:sti muutetun huoneen ovea ristiin 9 kertaa) Kohtauksista peästetään nim. että kuletettiin savupirttiin lakkeisen alle ja siinä mittoloitiin ristiin, sillä lailla se kohtaoksesta peäs. Se männöö pyörryksiin, syäntä alakaa ellastella."

Pekka Rissanen also knew how to make umpivettä, which was used to cure diseases. He got the water from the local Black Spring. 

"Water that cures, among other things, umpitautia. Umpivesi can be prepared by threading water through a hole in the bodyboard nine times. 

The second method of preparation is as follows: The water is drained three times through the sauna heater. Then thread three times through three overlapping solid rings. 

Third method: take 9 satiaista, put in a bottle with water and shake. 

Fourth method: take bedbugs from the corner of the bed and put in water. There must be 9 bedbugs. 

Fifth method: water sled 9 times through a gun barrel. Edell. flag photo. (Fig. 549) A man has died earlier on a visible bench. The funnel in the hole has three "ribbons made of willow" that are "taken below the thresholds". The water is poured from the "bottle" into the "peilari" below. Then the bottle is put underneath and peilarista into it! So, 9 times. in total. 

Finally, I heard Pekka say, "lähtekään tarvis siltä, joka o sen puutteessa!" The umpivesi was taken to Pylkkölä in Tuovilanlahti, where the cow had fallen sick to umpitauti. 

One person said that he had seen the following method of making umpivesi: 3 times through the hole in the bellows pin using a funnel made of alder shell, then 3 times from the hole in the anvil pipe, then hit 3 times with a sledgehammer on the anvil, and with every beating saying, "seissut(?) aok!"

Photos and text Rytkönen, Ahti, photographer 11/19/1927, National Board of Antiquities 

The spell makers were well known in their village district and beyond. The ladies of Kirkonkylä secretly visited Pekka Rissanen. 

Some of the disease spells that were also read at Maaninka were real word art and harsh words. As an example, Ahti Rytkönen mentions the spell of the grave of the remains of the Disabled Washing Water:  

     "mää sinne, joss on paljo,

      jalakoen sotahevosten,

      alle tappuranteriin,

      siell on luita louhtookses,

      jänteitä järsiäkses,

      peäkalloja kapostellakses,

suuriin sotasankariin."

Text: Riitta Kylänpää,  Uutis-Jousi

"The disease is a bulge at the bottom of the big toe. In the case shown in the previous photo, the following detergents were used: water: from the fountain two or three times; from the river where the injury has comen, one to three times. Kolomikannat: yheksän kuusen kolomikantaa kolomelta veropiiriltä. In addition, there were three chips from a bench on which a person had died. Pekka turned the bench upside down, and below it, whittled three chips, making an excellent solemn appearance. " 

Pekka was also known as a birchbark craftsman. Here is a photo collage of his Päre / birchbark crafts-skills that Ahti Rytkönen photographed between the 1920s and 1927s while being in Tuovilanlahti.