Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The stories frequently revolve around female selkies being coerced into relationships with humans by someone stealing and hiding their sealskin, often not regaining the skin until years later upon which they commonly return to the sea, forsaking their human family. Male selkies are described as being very handsome in their human form, and having great seductive powers over human women. They typically seek those who are dissatisfied with their lives, such as married women waiting for their fishermen husbands. If a woman wishes to make contact with a selkie male, she must shed seven tears into the sea. If a man steals a female selkie’s skin she is in his power and is forced to become his wife.
It’s that time of the year again, and this year I did a little revamp on the sweater wallpapers from last year! These nine are the first of all 30 that will be presented before Santa comes to town, and they work the best on the iPhone 6, with the sweater having the clock built into it :) They work on other devices too, though! Give it a try, and if you don’t see yours under the tree yet, it’s on my list!