A candle is a solid, usually cylindrical mass of tallow, wax or other fatty substance with an axially embedded wick that is burned to provide light.
Candles were first invented in China in the 3rd century BCE and they were made out of whale fat. Here is a photograph of candles (from circa 1860) made from the fat of sperm whales:
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- https://www.candledelirium.com/blog/the-use-of-candles-in -china/
- https://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/01/25/36768 97.htm