Lady Midday Picture

Referred to as Południca in Polish, she is a noon demon in Slavic mythology. She can be referred to in English as "Lady Midday". She was usually pictured as a young woman dressed in white that roamed field bounds. She assailed folk working at noon causing heatstrokes and aches in the neck. Sometimes she even caused madness.

Pscipolnitsa, who makes herself more evident in the middle of hot summer days, takes the form of whirling dust clouds and carries a scythe or shears, but it's likely that the shears would be of an older style, and not akin to modern scissors. She will stop people in the field to ask them difficult questions or engage them in conversation. If anyone fails to answer a question or tries to change the subject, she will cut off their head or strike them with illness. She may appear as an old hag or beautiful woman, or a 12-year-old girl; and she was useful in scaring children away from valuable crops. She is only seen on the hottest part of the day and is a personification of a sun-stroke.


I found it on my disc and decided to upload it. I still remember how frustrated I was when I was trying to make her transparent but still real... eh. The only problem is that I don't know author of the background photo. I don't have it in my favs, so I don't think it's from dA, but I searched both my favs, dA under 'field stock' and sxc too and couldn't find it, so if anyone knows - please tell me, so I'd be able to properly credit the author. Info is from wikipedia.

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