Mavka Speed Draw and GIVEAWAY

Mavka Speed Draw and GIVEAWAY


Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Welcome to my channel for my first video of 2018. I’m Jessi and for today’s video I’m
working on a drawing of a Mavka. A Mavka, for those who don’t know is a female spirit in Ukrainian mythology. It’s said the souls of young children who died unbaptized or young girls who died tragical deaths will become
Mavkas. A Mavka is typically described as a fair, long-haired figure. Oh, and they’re
usually naked. Should probably mention that. They often appear in the form of
pretty young ladies wearing flower crowns who entice and lure young men
into the woods, to their death. They live in groups in the forests and sometimes mountain caves which they decorate with rugs that they weave from stolen
flax seeds. Sometimes the stolen flax is also woven
into translucent cloth to make clothes for themselves. Though, if the cloth is
translucent I can kind of see why most would just go naked, because if you could
just see right through your clothes then what’s really the point when wearing
them? All right, so when might you encounter a Mavka? Well one day you might
just be minding your own business, hiking through the Ukrainian forest when
suddenly a beautiful, naked, young lady comes along and ask you for a comb. You
better hope you have one too, because if you tell her you don’t, she will become
enraged and kill you. A little harsh in my opinion… Now if you are lucky enough
to be carrying a comb and offer it to her it is said she will take the comb, comb
her hair, and just leave you alone. However, because a pretty, stark naked,
young woman just appeared out of nowhere some men wouldn’t take the out they were
just given and instead of running away, would follow the Mavka, enticed by her
beauty. One might also say it’s because they were thinking with the wrong body
part, if you know what I mean. You can’t tell me that a man who suddenly sees a
naked lady in the forest is deciding to go with her because he wants to discuss
quantum physics. So how do you tell if the random, naked, girl in the forest is
a Mavka and not your possible soulmate? Well, for starters you’re not gonna find
your soulmate in a beautiful, naked woman in the woods.
Sorry to burst your bubble. But if you don’t believe me look for her shadow. If
she’s a Mavka you won’t find one. I can hear you now. “Oh but if it’s an overcast
day neither of us would have a shadow.” Well, smarty pants she also will have no
reflection in the water. Now if you’re too lazy or too in denial to find water
to test this theory or if you do see that she has no reflection in the water but
still arn’t convinced that this couldn’t be the love of your life ( I’m telling you, it’s
not gonna happen, dude) trying taking a peek at her back.
“Oh, but her beautiful long hair
is in the way!”
Of course it is. Wonder why she keeps it so long? It’s not for lack
of scissors I’ll tell you that. It’s because she has no skin on her back.
(Rocord scratch)
Yep, you heard me. Move her lovely blonde locks out of the way and you’ll see all
her lovely organs and spine on display. By now it’s probably sank in that
following her back to her group of fellow Mavkas for games, dancing, and
orgies (yes, you heard me right) while their pet demon plays songs on a flute (yep,
heard me right again) probably isn’t going to be all she cracked it up to be.
Now would be the appropriate time to crap your pants. Your best bet is to run.
Run like you are a minor character on The Walking Dead. Run like you’re wearing
a red uniform on Star Trek. Run like your great aunt Myrtle-with-the-hairy mole is
coming to visit and wants to give you a kiss, because if you continue to go with
the Mavka, you will die, and in the lamest way possible. They will tickle you
to death and then chop off your head, because apparently they like to be very
thorough in killing someone. Some might say it’s overkill, but to each
monster to their own I suppose. You might be wondering what one can do
to protect themselves against a Mavka. For one, you can keep yourself out of the
woods, but if that doesn’t work for you ancient Ukrainians believed one can be
protected if they used either garlic, onions, horseradish, wormwood, or lovage to
ward off the spirit. However, the most effective method was to get rid of the
Mavka through baptism. If you baptize a Mavka it’s soul will go to heaven
and then will thank you by performing various favors.
To do this you need to
throw up a kerchief during the Pentecost holidays, say a name and add “I baptize
you.” However, this only worked for seven years after the death of the child or
young woman that was turned into the Mavka. If the soul did not go to heaven
within seven years it would remain a Mavka forever. However, not everyone wanted
to just get rid of the Mavka. I mean, people considered them to be evil and
feared them but they were also considered knowledgeable and were
endowed with magical abilities. People would treat them respectfully and place
sacrificial bread on the fields hoping that the Mavkas would protect their
crops and cattle by driving out wild animals. About now you might be
wondering “Well, where are the boy Mavkas?” Some legends do also tell of Male-Mavkas. However, all that I could find on them were that instead of long blonde
hair they have short, curly, red hair. And that’s really about it. Unfortunately I
just couldn’t find any other lore on boy Mavkas, so I have no idea if their backs
are skinless as well, or how they would go about hiding that their backs were
skinless since their hair was shorter, or if they hang out with the girl Mavkas on
Saturdays and play Mario Kart. I mean, I’m sure there’s more lore on them out there,
I just haven’t been able to find it. But if any of you know anything about these
legends feel free to share them in the comments. Also let me know what else
you’d like to see me create. This year I’m making a goal to be more consistent
with my videos I’m aiming for one a week. To try to motivate myself I’ve set
the small goal to reach 500 subscribers by the end of the year. I’ve also decided
to do a giveaway when I’ve reached this goal, but that’s only gonna happen if I
keep making content right? Exactly.
So when I’ve reached 500
subscribers I will choose one at random and ship them one graphic tee of their
choice from my TeePublic store for free, which you can check out the link in the
description along with the official contest rules.
It’s almost time to bid
you lovelings farewell, but before I end this video I’d like to feature this
piece by MeltedChi. Check them out on deviantART, they have a
lot of good pieces. Also if you’d like a chance for your art to be featured in my
next video shoot me a message on social media, all my links are down in the
description below. Thank you all for watching, I hope you enjoyed this video,
and go ahead and check out these other videos to left, you know you want to. Hey
might as well subscribe while you’re at it. New videos are on their way, and you
don’t want to miss them do you? Of course not. Just click my face to the right to
subscribe. Again, thank you all for watching!
BYYYEEEEEE!

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