Apparently, in finnish folklore, there was an elf or fairy of the dead and graveyards, the Kalman vaki. The term also refers to the magical power to be gained from the dead and graveyards, unfortunately, most of the info I could find was in finnish. Which I now need to learn(always more things to do!). Similar to scotch fairy lore, where the dead and the ffayre-ffolke exist together, or certain of the dead are ‘translated’ into ffayre-ffolke/sylie wychtis.
To everyone that has read my blog, have a happy autumn/winter, and whichever holiday you celebrate. Due to seattle’s inclement weather, I didn’t get to see the blood red lunar eclipse, although, friends of mine saw it on a reservation north of town. It is going to be a very dark solstice in seattle this year.