Several versions of the Lalli story exist in the canon of Finnish folklore, including the long folk poem “The Slaying of Henry.” Lalli is a well-known figure in the fables and legends of the Finns.
About the writer:
Morgen Eljot is graphic novelist and painter whose stories and comics have appeared in publications such as ZYZZYVA, the Doctor T.J.Eckleburg Review, Palooka, Eclectica, the Rumpus, Hobart and JUKED. Eljot earned an MFA in Creative Writing from SFSU and divides his time between San Francisco and Helsinki.
Image: “St. Henry of Uppsala, bishop and martyr, standing on top of his assassin Lalli, with Bishop de:Konrad Bitz, who commissioned the Missale Aboense, and Dean Magnus Stiernkors kneeling at his side. Also shown is the printer’s mark of de:Bartholomäus Ghotan.” Bookplate. 1488. Public domain.