Selkie's are shapeshifters in Celtic mythology, human on land and seals in the water. In the novel, some of the characters are selkies, whether they know it or not. #thesaltgodsdaughter
Selkie Maiden By Catherine Moore TalesoftheSea
Rhea was the Titaness daughter of the sky god Uranus and the earth goddess Gaia, in Greek mythology.
Celtic Selkie artistry
Mermaids artworks by Henry Justice Ford
Hitotsume-nyudo / One-eyed priest from 僧形の化物 / Sogyo-no-bakemono / Monster scroll by Sogyo(?)
The Selkie by Kitty-Grimm.deviantart.com on @deviantART
It is often said that if a human woman wishes to have an encounter with a male selkie she is to go to a rocky beach and shed seven tears into the ocean at high tide. They are said to be adventurous lovers, even though they don’t stick around long.