the lecturer hands us these art blogs every now and then, and they’re really useful. Tangents are pretty easy to fall for, too! which sucks ‘cuz then it’d look weird and you’d have to re-do some stuffs or worse, re-do the composition of the whole image.
Samca is a character from Romanian legends, a fierce unclean spirit: a naked woman, with untied hair that reaches her heels, with long breasts that hit the ground, small eyes that glow like stars, with iron hands with long and sharp nails and a tongue of fire. The demon shows itself to children younger than four years, usually at the end of the month or close to the full moon. She scares the children so bad, they get ill on the spot. She also shows herself to women close to giving birth, who she torments and scares so much, they die on the spot or fall ill and limp for their whole life.
The forms it takes are very varied: a gigantic pig, a dog grinning its teeth, a hairless cat with huge eyes, a crow with blood-colored eyes or a large black spider. The disease that the children get after seeing the Samca is called “răutatea copiilor”(literal translations being “children’s malice”).
Samca has 19 names: Vestitia, Navadaraia, Valnomia, Sina, Nicosda, Avezuha, Scorcoila, Tiha, Miha, Grompa, Slalo, Necauza, Hatavu, Hulila, Huva, Ghiana, Gluviana, Prava and Samca. To defend themselves from the Samca, people need to write all 19 names on a wall in the house or convince someone to write an incantation that they must carry on themselves. The incantation will make the Samca go to the person that wrote it, but if that person is an old one, that already lived their life, the Samca will leave them alone, only making them grind their teeth in their sleep.