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Selkies are a mythical species in legends of the Known World. Selkies from real-life folklore are able to change between seal and human form.


Owen Oakenshield is said to have conquered the Shield Islands for the First Men by driving merlings and selkies into the Sunset Sea.[1]

Some stories claim the mazemakers of ancient Lorath were destroyed by maritime foes, such as merlings, walrus-men, or selkies.[2]


  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Garth Greenhand.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Lorath.