Larry MacDougall - Faerie Tale Illustration, Comics and Animation.
Oh, ah. I first learned about Selkies from a wonderfull set of Images on the Topic made by toerning over at Deviant Art. Great Creature! I would love to see more on this here!
Everybody does stories about women selkies, but there are men selkies too. There's at least one song about a male selkie, but they never seem to get their skins filched and hidden away to keep them captive like the women selkies always seem to. The male selkie gets a land girl pregnant and then comes back and takes the child. There's something deeply sexist in the selkie stories. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9qGuuazU2I
Ben - Toerning, really nice.WOL - I would imagine that most stories before 1980 were/are sexist in one way or another, probably after 1980 as well.
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