Selkies or Selkie folk (Scots: selkie fowk) meaning "Seal Folk" are mythological beings capable of therianthropy, changing from seal to human form by shedding . So, selkies are a very common sight across Orkney. Heads bobbing above the waves, they are often seen by the shore, watching inquisitively with uncannily. A selkie is a seal in the water but a man on land. At the full of the moon the selkie rises from the water in foam and spray, takes off its seal skin.
“Selch” in Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh; "selkie" in The Orkney Dictionary, , by Margaret Flaws and Gregor. The legend of the Selkie is told along the Western coast of Scotland and as far down as Ireland. Selkies are seals in the water, but once on land. A new fashion collection for women coming fall , by former Wildfox founder Kimberley Gordon.
The Selkie Bride A Scottish Folktale. Long ago, on a wild Scottish coast, a fisherman spent all day at sea, but he caught only a few very small fish. As the sun. While book one, Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw, featured a familiar enough creature, the beast featured in book two, The Selkie of San. To the Celtic peoples, the sea that surrounded their lands was a place of wonder and mystery. Although their mythology as a whole is provocative, the tales.