"Daughter of the Sea". Selkies are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. They are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands and is very similar to those of swan maidens.
"Egyptian Goddess [Newet]", by Mira Katzunova. In the Ennead of Egyptian mythology, Newet (alternatively spelled Nut, Nuit, and Neuth) was the goddess of the sky. Her name is translated to mean 'sky' and she is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon, with her origins being found on the creation story of Iunu (Heliopolis).
Tree Magick by Gillian Kemp Just as the Yew tree possesses an immortal ability to renew itself, so too do you. Living for centuries, it is a silent witness to the passing of time. Evergreen, its red, waxy cup-shaped berries, enclosing a small poisonous seed, predict protection. A good thing in your life will continue, just as a branch grows down inside the hollow trunk, embedding itself in the soil to sprout a new tree.
The FOXGLOVE seems to have held some magical aura for the Celts of yore. The healing powers, real and supposed, of the tall plant with distinctive white or purple flowers (genus digitalis) have been known since classical times. Poisonous if swallowed, it is applied externally for sprains, bruises, and bone ailments. In Gaelic and Welsh traditions its powers are thought to flow from the realm of the fairy; its name means literally ‘fairy fingers’ [méirini púca] or ‘fairy thimble’