This my part of an art trade with KiraCastle
, who was such a sweetheart and prolonged my premiumship.
She asked for a sad/morbid child and hey, that I can do. c-:
In former times, some women were forced to birth and kill their illegitimate newborns in secret to protect themselves from persecution.
According to Finnish/Scandinavian folklore, the souls of these children born in secret, killed in secret and buried in secret were unable to
move on unless they persuaded someone to give them a proper burial. The Finnish name for such a ghost is ihtiriekko
, which refers
to an old Finnish/Karelian belief that birds can home souls and carry them to the afterlife. Ihtiriekko was said to haunt the place of its death
or the house of its killers.