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History and Folklore Podcast

Jun 24, 2020

In this episode of the podcast we will be looking at the mythology and origin of selkies. 
This episode includes a selkie story by the marvellous DD Storyteller. To find more of her work, please visit her website: 
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Sources used for this episode:
Orkneyjar: The Heritage of the Orkney Islands by S. Towrie (

The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore by J. Westwood and S. Kingshill (2011).

The North and the Depiction of the "Finnar" in the Icelandic Sagas by Jeremy DeAngelo, Scandinavian Studies, Vol. 82, No.3 (Fall 2010), pp. 257-286.

Supernatural Beings in the Far North: Folklore, Folk Belief and the Selkie by Nancy Cassell McEntire (Scottish Studies, vol 38 (Dec 2018), pp. 120-143).

The Secret History Hidden in the Selkie Story by Elisabeth Gifford.(