Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Celtic Fey: Scottish Selkies and Manx Lhiannan Shee

I love Celtic fey from mythology and folklore. Scottish selkies and Manx lhiannan shee are perfect examples.
Selkies (silkies) are a type of fey who shapeshift from seal to man.

Here is a video of Joan Baez singing the folk song The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry.

My medieval fantasy romance, The Scottish Selkie is a kindle freebie this week, from now until Friday at Amazon.
The Scottish Selkie: From ancient druid lore springs the tale of a fiery Pict princess, a dark mysterious warrior, & the shadowy secret between them.

A bow and arrow carrying Pict beauty takes vengeance on a royal target but fails at her attempt to slay the Scot King, Kenneth Mac Alpin. To save her life, she is forced to wed the king's cousin, Malcolm. Just as the Scot warrior and the Pict Princess begin to forge a bond, Malcolm must reveal his incredible secret and choose between two worlds, one with Bethoc or one without.

Another type of Celtic fey can be found on the Isle of Man. There the vampire spirits known as the lhiannan shee, (la von shee) dwell in sea caves where they keep a red cauldron filled with the blood of their human lovers. Mortal men cannot resist them, they enchant and enslave them by their beauty alone.
Here is a video of Medieval Babes performing the song, Lhiannan Shee.
My comedy, fantasy romance, A Fine Cauldron Of Fish, about the Lhiannan Shee is free with coupon code UV56Y – at Smashwords.

A whimsical tale of failed seduction, lost luggage, an empty cauldron, an invisible lover, a trickster god, and the vacation of a life time on the enchanting Isle of Man.

It's summer on the Isle of Man and Andrew is looking for hot girls and good times. So when he meets the dreamy and seductive Margaid, he thinks he's hit the jackpot. There are only a couple of minor problems: Margaid lives in a cave under the sea, is invisible, and thinks that only Andrew's blood can save her from turning into a water horse! But hey, whoever said love was perfect?
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Feel free to download both free Celtic books, which are just in time to read for the Celtic Harvest Festival, Lughnassadh, pronounced LOO-nahs-ah, celebrated August  1st. It is also the name for the month called August in English.
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Tina Donahue said...

Love your covers, Cornelia. Your stories sound amazing. Can't wait to read. :)

Cornelia said...

Thank you so much Tina, I appreciate it.