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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer of Fae: Selkies

A selkie is a mythical being derived from Scottish and Irish tales. They are creatures that come from the sea and will shed their seal skin and appear in human form. The women selkies are very beautiful and irresistable to men and the male selkies are very handsome and are rumored to seek out married and unmarried women and "cause trouble" for the women folk.

 Here is a great link that tells of the origins of the selkies. Lady of Lore. A lovely movie about selkies is The Secret of Roan Inish. It's about a little girl whose brother drowns when he is a baby but, his sister thinks he's been taken by the selkies.

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