Otterly Amazing

Did you know shells can be quite important in all sorts of magic? They have all sorts of interesting properties – they can hold water, of course, but also sound, the memory of the sea, the quiet of the deep, the echoes of the ebbing waves as they creep up and down the beaches…

Empty shells are gathered and used for many crafts, including memory charms and calming aides. Some old sea-crafters have caught whale song in those spiralling shells and use them for sleep aides or for easing nightmares. It’s said that you can catch your troubled thoughts in a shell and seal it in there, then bury it in the sand until the sea finally washes it all away. Some shells are considered so valuable in some parts that selkies often gather and trade them as if they were gold and silver coins. 

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