Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for Selkie

I fell in love with selkies (and boggarts) because of Susan Cooper. They actually come from Faroese, Icelandic, Scottish, and Irish folklore--they're creatures that take human form on land and seal form in the sea. Selkies mostly star in romantic tragedies, where human men find their seal skin and force them to marry, until one day they find/steal back their seal skin and swim away into the sea.

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  1. Intriguing and horrible. I've never heard of them.

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    1. I only heard of them because Susan Cooper wrote about them. Now you can use your new knowledge to impress people at parties! :)

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  2. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z Challenge...lovely blog...good luck with the rest of the challenge!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'll hop on over to your blog, too!

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