Selkies. If you’re Scottish, you’ll know what a Selkie is. If you’re not, you may not.
A selkie is a legendary female creature that switches between a seal and a woman. When she sheds her seal skin, she’s a beautiful nude woman. If you’re sneaky enough, you can steal her seal skin and she’ll stay a woman until she gets it back.
Men have been known to marry a selkie. But whatever you do, don’t let her find it or else you’ll never see her again.
The selkie legend ties into why Scottish believe that killing a seal is bad luck.