Selkies transform from seal to human, and shed their pelts when they take human form. The pelt is necessary to transform back into a seal.
Selkies also have the power of seduction – shown when Sherri and the selkie dancers beguiled the human police officers in the 39th Division in order to break out a prisoner, and magnetize people in the club with their gyrations.
Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological creatures that are found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. They can shed their skin from seals to become humans. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands, where selch or selk(ie) is the Scots word for seal.
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