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    The Selkie by *yaamas

    lovely

    Myths and Legends – From www.scotland.org, the official gateway site to Scotland

    "Daughter of the Sea". Selkies are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. They are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands and is very similar to those of swan maidens.

    A Faroese stamp depicting the capture of a seal woman Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. The word derives from earlier Scots selich, (from Old English seolh meaning seal). Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands

    If i could have a personal project it would probably be turning irish fairytales into photos. Romantic and otherworldly, but also real and full of emotion.

    SELKIE [noun] (also known as silkies or selchies) mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. The word derives from earlier Scots selich, (from Old English seolh meaning seal). Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands and is very similar to those of swan maidens.

    Selkie

    Swine creature. Girl with fox ears and can turn into fox. (maybe Mariposa's hair can change color)

    Selkies are known in Scottish, Icelandic, and Faroese folklore, and are creatures who can take either a human or a seal form. Tales of selkies are often tragic love stories where the selkie is kept in captivity in human form, or where they cannot return to land back to their lover.

    An Anthology of the World's Mythological Creatures | incredibly well made information for all of you fantasy writers

    Fairy of the sea She guides lost sailors and protects all of the creatures in her ocean. She is also the one who sprinkles salt in the sea.

    Celtic Mythology The GWRAGEDD ANNWN [wives of the underworld] were lake-sirens in Wales. These lovely creatures are known to choose mortal men as their husbands. One legend has it that they live in a sunken city in one of the many lakes in Wales. People claim to have seen towers under water and heard the chiming of bells. In earlier times, there used to be a door in a rock and those who dared enter through it came into a beautiful garden situated on an island in the middle of a lake.

    Sea Creature

    Nienna dwells alone. She is acquainted with grief, and mourns for every wound that Arda has suffered in the marring of Melkor....

    The Kelpie, by Alan Lee. In Celtic folklore, the kelpie was a supernatural entity in the form of a horse which would lurk underwater with only its eyes showing, and attempt to lure people into its trap. They could be distinguished from 'normal' horses by their manes, which never stopped dripping.

    The Kelpie of Loch...my dog is a Kelpie. Well, just an Australian Kelpie... ; )

    the mermaid - William Breakespeare

    mermaids...

    The Cat Sìth or Cat Sidhe is a fairy creature from Celtic mythology, said to resemble a large black cat with a white spot on its breast. Legend has it that the spectral cat haunts the Scottish Highlands. The legends surrounding this creature are more common in Scottish folklore, but a few occur in Irish. Some common folklore suggested that the Cat Sìth was not a fairy, but a witch that could transform into a cat nine times

    Druantia is the Celtic Goddess of Fir Trees and Fertility. Her names derives from the Indo-European root “deru” meaning tree or wood. Also called the Queen of the Druids, Druantia is associated with the fertility of both plants and humans, ruling over sex and passion. She is credited with the creation of the Celtic tree calendar, which divides the year into 13 months that correspond to the cycles of the moon.