A quick thread on this fascinating djinn
Sometimes it is said her hair is so long it covers her whole body.
She’s a spirit of lust, desire, and madness.
The vengeful lover archetype is common in folklore (see the Central American La Llorona)
Ecstatic gnawa music rites are used to exorcise her
Aicha Kandicha was a woman or group of women who would lure colonial soldiers out into the desert where they would be set upon by resistance fighters.
Aicha Kandicha would use her charms to draw soldiers right into the arms of the resistance and her description of having camel feet is a memory of this
She has also become a feminist symbol of subversive sexuality in modern times.
Perhaps she’s a little of each, like all good folklore she preserves a bit of all these origins.