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"Her name is Rozalba and she is the most beautiful fairy from the fascinating universe of Romanian folktales. Sometimes seen bathing in pure mountain springs or dancing in a frenetic vertigo in moonlit forest glades, while singing with her enchanting voic…

Pâca, also known as Pafa, is, according to Romanian mythology, the spirit of tobacco and smoking. Romanians have imagined her as a woman as old at the world itself, ugly and black, having horns on her head and a big, long nose, swollen eyes, tusks and talons, a tail and a pipe in her mouth. Flames and black smoke come out of her throat and she reeks of tobacco.

Against doctors' recommendations, a 40-year-old Romanian woman recently refused to abort her unborn son because of a rare deformity. Doctors at Saint Mary Ch