One of the four humors- and the one I'm most personally acquainted with, unfortunately.
This was an attempt to exorcize it. It worked.
Until next time, black bile!
"The melancholic temperament is traditionally associated with the element of earth. People with this temperament may appear serious, introverted
, cautious or even suspicious. They can become preoccupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world
and are susceptible to depression and moodiness. They may be focused and conscientious. They often prefer to do things themselves, both to meet their own standards and because they are not inherently sociable."