Salama got its name from Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.  This strange feature on the left, which has water and fire effects, is the great Sampo, the mystical artifact in Kalevala.  Fans of the 1959 Finnish/Soviet movie "Sampo" (also called "The Day The Earth Froze"), or the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode covering this movie, will be familiar with the phrase, "Where is the Sampo?!?!"

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