Sirens and Sea Hags

Join sea-faring storyteller Jan Bee Brown for stories of Sirens and Sea Hags, shape-shifting Selkies, Seal-mothers and Sami Sea Witches - the wonderful women that inhabit our coasts and waters!

Sirens and Sea Hags

About Sirens and Sea Hags

Women Only

We are bewitched by water, every tear we shed returns to the sea and our bodies are 75% water. We were all water babies once as the amniotic fluid in a mother’s womb is the alchemical mirror image of marine waters. Whilst the moon turns the tide our menstrual moods wax and wane.

Traditionally fishermen were superstitious: if they met a woman on the way to their boat they turned back. If their wife did the washing the day they sailed many believed she was brewing up a storm, but out at sea these men were easy prey for mermaids, sirens and selkies.

Join us for traditional tales and salty stories that explore our relationship with the sea.

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