- Categories:Mythical, Mythology
Originally from Icelandic, Irish and Scandinavian mythology-
Selkies are seal-like creatures that transform into attractive
humans by shedding their skins, in order to seduce humans. They can
transform back by putting their sealskins on.
There are a variety of myths relating to other powers involving
selkie/human transformations. Although Selkies normally stay on
land with their romantic interests, there are a few times that
selkies (returning to the sea) transform their human lovers so that
they can be together.
<span style="font-size: 8px">Note: Just as frequently, it turns out that they do not have this
power. The lover would drown if they accept, leading to tragedy or
revealing that the Selkie is evil.</span>
originally posted by guest (SCharb) on 2006-11-13, no edits, entryid=125