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Sarah Parminter • 2 years ago

Selkie by *GENZOMAN Selkies are able to transform to human form by shedding their seal skins, and can return to seal form by putting it back on. Stories concerning selkies are generally romantic tragedies. Sometimes the human will not know that their lover is a selkie, and wakes to find them gone. Other times the human will hide the selkie's skin, thus preventing them from returning to seal form. A selkie can only make contact with one particular human for a short amount of time.

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Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. They are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. Stories concerning selkies are generally romantic tragedies. Sometimes the human will not know that their lover is a selkie, and wakes to find them gone. In other stories the human will hide the selkie's skin, thus preventing it from returning to its seal form.

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The love union of a selkie and a human being... notice the skin of the seal which had to be removed for the selkie to emerge as a human...

Selkies are allowed to make contact with humans only for a short time before they must return to the sea. Male selkies are very handsome men in human form, and have power over women. If a man found and stole the selkie skin of a female then he will be under his control and often forced to become his wife.

Selkie folk or seal people, they look like seals until they remove their skin and take human form

Selkie - a creature of Scottish folklore part human and part seal.

"The Selkie"According to legends of the far reaches of Ireland and Scotland, a Selkie is able to discard her seal skin and come ashore as a beautiful maiden. If a human can capture her seal skin, the selkie can be forced to become a fine, if wistful, wife. However, should she ever find her skin she immediately returns to the sea, leaving the husband to pine and die.