- "The oldest recorded merpeople were known as sirens (Greece) and it is in warmer waters that we find the beautiful mermaids more frequently depicted in Muggle literature and painting. The Selkies of Scotland and the Merrows of Ireland are less beautiful, but they share that love of music which is common to all merpeople."
- —Newton Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them[src]
Behind the scenes
- Selkies are creatures appearing in Faroese, Icelandic, Scottish, and Irish myths. They live in the seas as seals, but shed their skin to come on land, in most myths to essentially hang out, often dancing and singing. The most common theme in myths with selkies is humans falling in love with them and stealing their seal skin in order to force the selkie to marry them.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (First identified as Selkie)
- Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book
- LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Handheld versions only)
- LEGO Harry Potter
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
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