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S for Selkie by tohdaryl S for Selkie by tohdaryl
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 and is very similar to those of swan maidens.
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I once read a beautiful book about selkies! Lovely concept!
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jed8285 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
what....?
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TifaLockheart917 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For anyone who hasn't watched a movie about the Selkies you really must try to find "The secret of Roan Inish". It's such a great classic movie.
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
They are perhaps one of my favorite mysti...O_O OH JEEZUS :iconhurrhurrplz:
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Junisaur Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of Bear Grylls.
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aah, I love Selkies, my mum used to tell me stories about them when I was little : ) Nice work!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
what are the swan maidens?! :?
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shiroi-youkai Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've once seen a film about this legend, but I don't remember the name :/
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Nameless-please Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what's funny, I was just reading about this somewhere yesterday...how odd. Anyway, cool picture!
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Bmouat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I feel like I should mention that I live in Shetland aha
You did a great job n_n
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