Selkie Pendant

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About this Piece

Selkies often depicted as female mythological creatures are common to Irish, Scottish and Icelandic folklore; they lived as seals but shed their skin to visit the earthly world in human form. Humans would often fall in love with them, but the selkie would never reveal her watery homeland. They were often seen gazing longingly out to the sea, torn between their earthly life and the sea. The sea in Irish mythology is seen as the gateway between this world and the otherworld and selkies moved easily between them. 

This product measures 27mm long and 38mm wide.

About the Maker

Úna O Boyle is a jewelry designer, maker and storyteller who uses her silversmith craft to retell the ancient stories of her Irish and Celtic culture. She is passionate about the mythology and folklore that define her heritage, and after studying anthropology at university is now studying the Irish language too.

Having grown up in Belfast during the turbulent times of the 70s and 80s, Úna often escaped to rural Donegal on Ireland's remote northwest, a rugged area populated with hidden prehistoric megalithic tombs and ancient standing stones. These local relics are enshrouded in legends, from Diarmuid and Grainne’s grave to the 'little people' living under the mountains. Úna continues that tradition by enshrining her jewelry with Celtic and Irish symbolism, ensuring that these ancient stories live on.

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