Lady Midday

Poludnitsa is a mythical character common to the various Slavic countries of Eastern Europe. She is referred to as Południca in Polish, Полудница in Serbian, Bulgarian and Russian, Polednice in Czech, Poludnica in Slovak, Připołdnica in Upper Sorbian, and Полознича in Komi, Chirtel Ma in Yiddish. The plural form of this word is poludnitsy. Poludnitsa is a noon demon in Slavic mythology. She can be referred to in English as "Lady Midday","Noonwraith" or "Noon Witch". 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.
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