Kalma’s Family of Graveyards

Kalman_vakea_isoKalma’s folk means the dead living in graves. Kalma means corpse or death.

They are described as corpses in decay, covered in mold, or as skeleton-like figures.

They are often portrayed as a family.

The underground world of the graveyards is called Kalma’s kingdom or Kalma’s mansions.

Didst thou come from Kalma’s kingdom,
From the castles of the death-land?
Haste thou back to thine own country,
To the Kalma-halls and castles,
To the fields with envy swollen,
Where contending armies perish.