A giant ox as tall as the clouds is brought from Karelia to Pohja intended for the great wedding feast. Louhi then resolves to make beer, and places it in wooden barrels with copper hoops. The hall is expanded to encompass all the guests. Louhi then sends messengers out into the land to invite the guests and inform them of the great feast and carousal. She warns not to invite Lemminkäinen because of his violent and trouble causing nature. Väinämöinen is asked to be the minstrel of the wedding. Ilmarinen and his entourage arrive at Pohjola and are greeted with the greatest respect, their mounts attended to in the greatest care and the finest place at the banquet table set for the bridegroom himself. The feast begins, and the guests are given the finest of Northlands viands, the finest butters, creams, salmon, pork and breads. Then the ale is served and revelled by the great Väinämöinen, who sings to the guests on the happy occasion. When the wedding feast was over the preparations for the departure of the bride and her husband are made and the bride is instructed in household duties, that she must always be polite even if she is not received well by her in-laws, how to care for the household. She is told never to speak ill of anyone in the household when she visits the village. After the instruction, an old poor woman relates a tale of her married life and the disapproval of her husbands family and of the eventual separation of her and her husband. She relates the story of her unhappy search for her kin and the mistreatment by her sister-in-law and of how even now she is not thought of kindly. Ilmarinen is instructed on how to treat his bride. He is told to allow her freedoms and not unnecessarily cause her sadness and weeping. Ilmarinen is instructed never to speak with contempt at her, and treat her equally. He is told to only whip her if she is continually disobedient and never to do it in the presence of others so as to not cause her humiliation. The time has now come for the departure and the bride—realizing this is the last time she will see her birth home—gets tears in her eyes. Ilmarinen then carries her off to his sledge and they depart Pohjola for Kalevala, they journey for three days before they arrive. Ilmarinen and his wife arrive to a great reception. Ilmarinen's mother reassures the bride that she will be treated well and with respect, she is told that she is lucky to be there, and she will not have to work the mills or fields. Another feast is laid on and the ancient sagely wizard Väinämöinen sings songs of praise to the bride and bridegroom, to the mistress, the master, the houses and guests.