Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wereword Wednesday: Selkie

Today's wereword is...


The seal-people of Northwestern European seas. The women are beautiful (and supposedly musically gifted). They come up on the beaches on moonlit nights as seals, remove their sealskin and set it aside to frolic as human women. There are many traditional tales of men stealing a woman’s skin and hiding it away so she’s forced to marry him, but whenever she finds the location of her stashed skin she has an undeniable need to return to the sea—regardless of what she’s begun to feel for her keeper.

The selkies are definitely a type of creature I could read more about...

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