Friday, April 22, 2011

S: Selkies

A selkie is a seal shape shifter from celtic folk lore. The selkie sheds its skin and becomes human, usually to get married. Unless their spouse keeps the skin hidden from them, however, they soon sucomb to their longings to return to the sea and abandon their family.

Movies featuring selkies:


The Secret of Roan Inish

Books featuring selkies:

Worfskin by Julliet Marillier

Foxmask by Julliet Marillier

Tower at Stony Wood by Patricia McKillip


  1. I loved the movie The Secret of Roan Inish.

  2. I watched Ondine just a few months ago and enjoyed it. I love selkie tales. Marillier uses them (or something similar) quite often I think. Good S choice.

  3. The Selkie is a great choice for S!