The Samians are a bipedal humanoid species home to the planet Sama, located in the outer edge of the Silver Halo Galaxy. For four millennia, they possessed the social democratic union, the Samian Hivemind.
Similar to humans of the planet Earth, they appear as bipedal humanoids with two arms and two legs. But there are noticeable differences. Their ears are very large, much like the Elephants on Earth, which flap with the wind. They are very sensitive though, as extreme gusts can tear the ear to shreds. Amazingly, it is an injury that recovers by itself.
There are patterns of light red skin on the front and back of the torso. These patterns serve no real purpose anymore, other than aesthetic. However, as the Samian ages, usually by the fifty-year mark, the patterns disappear. This disappearance also signals the end of fertility in both genders.
Since the early days of their evolution, they have prioritised a matriarchy, rather than an egalitarian society. Tribes always placed the most intelligent female member as their leader. Gender was always binary to them, so they gave different traits and flaws to each gender, which was questioned as sexist in later years. Males were believed to be the workers, while females were considered leaders. Despite equality movements, there was never true balance between the treatment of both genders.
Chrsa was the primary religion, and influenced many aspects of Samian culture. Recreational reproduction was believed to be unnecessary and unsanitary, although some ancient texts have contradicted this. It was one of the reasons why the global population never exceeded past four billion.
Prior to the Samian Hivemind's collapse, Chrsa was declining among the global population. Many chose atheist and agnostic beliefs over theist ones, as the discovery of thousands of new planets put that all into question. Despite that, the ditheist religion was still followed by millions of citizens before the Hivemind's collapse.