I have a vague recollection about reading something about the use of dead birds as candles. I can’t recall now where or when I read it—it might even have been right here—but my searches are failing me.
The idea I recall is that it was something that was done somewhere in northern Europe—the British Isles or Nordic areas—probably on islands that had lots of birds.
Apparently, some birds contained so much fat that there was apparently a way to just stick a wick in a dead bird and use it as candle.
Does anyone know anything about this? Searching for birds and candles just gets me images of regular candles decorated with images of birds.