To celebrate the release of my new book, Coral Were His Bones, I’m going to be posting a month’s worth of things about selkies. Coral is a m/m paranormal erotica novel about Finn, a selkie who’s in love with his childhood sweetheart Devon, but bound in a magical contract to a cruel master. It’s a story of modern magic, snark, sex, and how to heal when everything hurts.
There are stories about seals-wives from other cultures, too. Today’s link comes from The Viking Rune (also a good resources for things like the historical accuracy of the haircuts on the History channel Vikings show), and is an Icelandic folktale, The Seal’s Skin. The general introduction has some more variations on the details of the myths and legends–did you know that if a woman wants to meet a selkie, it’s said she can go to the shore and shed seven tears into the sea? I just figured out where the title came from for this teen novel by Terri Farley that came out a few years ago.
Here’s your tangential bonus link! Not seal-related, but on a Viking type note, the internet also provides the magic of an ancient Icelandic hymn sung in a German subway station.