The selkie is my favorite mythical creature, so mysterious and lovely! We are listening to this album at the office now, the soundtrack to the movie, "Secret of Roan Inish" an amazing film. There are other Selkie movies, I loved the recent one, "Ondine" it was beautiful.
Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological creatures that are found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore.
Selkies are seals that can shed their skin to become humans. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands, where selch or selk(ie) is the Scots word for seal (from Old English seolh).