Selkies and the Sea

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  1. August

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    Selkie of Mikladur, Faroe Islands.
    Are you familiar with the selkie? No – not a mermaid – she is a seal at sea and a woman on land. She is transformation embodied; shedding her skin to transform and walk on land. Legends imbue her skin with magical power and hold the key to her freedom. “Selkie stories are all very sad, and even the ones that end well have a poignancy; a selkie mother may come and dance every year with her children on Midsummer Eve, but what about the rest of the year’s yearning? What about the lovelorn husband left behind?
    Against this incurable sorrow, this irreconcilable difference and distance between the loved ones, is always set the spellbinding beauty of selkies, whether they be male or female. It’s never worth what is sacrificed for a land-person to claim this beauty, but they are helpless to resist it.” M Lanagan.

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    In Scottish mythology, selkies (also spelled silkies, sylkies, selchies) or selkie folk (Scots: selkie fowk) meaning "seal folk" are mythological beings capable of therianthropy, changing from seal to human form by shedding their skin. They are found in folktales and mythology originating from the Northern Isles of Scotland.

     
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    Aye! .. them there Sweaty Socks are a wee bit crackers right enough Auggie! :Tongue: Selkies , Kelpies and darned-elusive Lake Monsters... I think they've been indulging in too much of that damn fine single malt that they brew up there!
    Reminds me of a film that I watched a couple of years ago ... Cold Skin ...
    ... don't know if you've seen it, and i'd only recommend it to you if you have a penchant for 'bit-weird-films' that strangely keeps your attention to the end.

    Cheers Auggie.
     
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    I have that film here on dvd. That lighthouse wasn't the same with those creatures there. Thanks for telling me about it if you see anything else worth watching do let me know . They made a movie here in 2000 called Selkie. Hard to get though last dvd copy I saw was priced at $54. selkie.jpg
     
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    Cheers Auggie.
     
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    Oh that's really cool, thanks 1963 you made my day. w18
     
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