Our ancestors knew nothing about microbes. They were threatened by the curses of Kalma, the wrath of the earth, the worms, and the plagues that could break out
Epidemic came to a small parish in Häme with a “walking mother – in – law” because “it could not get from one village to another except in the way that someone was transporting it”.
Already on the same day, all the residents of the house where the guest arrived died. In this way, the mechanism of the spread of the infectious disease is outlined as a folktale found in the book Mythical Stories published by the Finnish Literary Society.