The Seal’s Skin
“There she found the skin. Unable to resist the temptation, she said farewell to her children, put the skin on, and flung herself into the sea.”
From The Seal’s Skin, Iceland, Favorite Folktales From Around the World, edited by Jane Yolen. One of many version of the selkie tradition from islands of Scotland, The Faroe Islands, Orkney Islands, Ireland and Iceland.