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Questions tagged [arabic]

For questions about the mythology of cultures in the Middle East, such as Persia.

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Djinn and devils/demons question

I know that ancient Arabians had a mythology about evil creatures made of dust and fire called djinn, now my question is this: how were they different from Demons and devils?
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1001 Nights - Movie faithful to the outer story?

I have heard of the story of 1001 Nights, and I know there have been tons of films made based on the stories in it. However, I am having difficulty finding a film that actually uses as a framework ...
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Have any cultures of N, NW or E Europe used symbols for warding off the “evil eye” that are related to ones used around the Mediterranean?

Painted figures on the prows of boats and amulets for warding off the "evil eye", sometimes themselves called "evil eyes", are used around the Mediterranean and connected seas (North Africa, the ...
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How were djinn traditionally depicted in pre-Islamic Arabic myth?

Today, many people are aware of "genies" as beings from Arabic myth, mostly thanks to Disney's Aladdin. Other works of fantasy have often co-opted djinn as creatures in their worlds. But Disney's ...