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A selkie and her extended family...
|Alternate Names/Spellings||(f) Seal Wife, Selchie, Silkie|
|Origins||Irish and Scottish Mythology, Legend and Folklore|
The Selkie is one of a race of creatures with origins in Celtic mythology, legend and folklore. In particular, accounts of their existence first arose in the mythology, legend and folklore of Ireland and Scotland. Such accounts are similar to those of Swan Maidens.