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The Good People: New Fairylore Essays - Google Books

The Good People: New Fairylore Essays - Google Books

The Finfolk of Orkney folklore were a race of dark and gloomy sorcerers. Their boating skills were unparalleled and as well as having power over storm and sea, they were noted shapeshifters. Like the selkie-folk, the Finfolk could come ashore. They spent the long Orkney winters in Finfolkaheem, a majestic city  at the bottom of the sea. In the summer they took up residence on their magical island home, Hildaland - one of Orkney's magical vanishing islands.

Finfolk are a dangerous type of sea-creature described in the folklore of the Shetland and.

Norton Sound replica, from Harvey Golden's website.

Norton Sound replica, from Harvey Golden's website.

Adult and child-size kamleikas, made of seal intestine. Although these examples lack the drawstring needed to attach them to the cockpit coaming (suggesting that they were used ceremonially), Aleuts would wear waterproof garments like these when kayaking. From the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.

Here's a look at a display of Alaskan, and specifically Aleut, items at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology .

The Good People: New Fairylore Essays - Google Books

The Good People: New Fairylore Essays - Google Books

The Good People: New Fairylore Essays - Google Books

The Good People: New Fairylore Essays - Google Books

History of Finland and the Finnish People from ice age to WWII.

History of Finland and the Finnish People from ice age to WWII.

ALEUT HUNTER, 1816. An Aleut hunter wearing a wooden peaked hat, in the Bering Sea. Watercolor, 1816, by Louis Choris.

ALEUT HUNTER, An Aleut hunter wearing a wooden peaked hat, in the Bering Sea. Watercolor, by Louis Choris.

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