The urban fantasy novel I'm working on includes a magic system built around the elements. In addition to manipulating the elements and using them to cast spells, etc, supernaturally talented individuals can also communicate with elemental spirits. I've done a lot of research and found a lot of great info, but I have run into a couple of snags. The only ice spirits I can find seem to be either frost giants or other predatory beasties of the frozen north. Can anyone tell me of any smaller, or at least gentler spirits of ice and snow? There are similar issues with metal and lightning. Aside from dwarves, there don't seem to be many mythical beings associated with metal, and all I can find for lightning are various thunder giants/gods. Are there creatures I'm overlooking? And if there really aren't any faeries or spirits associated with these three elements, are there any i could basically repurpose to fit them?