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I'm drawing my information for this answer from my reading of the doctoral dissertation of Amira El-Zein, titled "The Evolution of the Concept of the Jinn from Pre-Islam to Islam". I have attempted to summarize extremely briefly a few salient bits, particularly from pages 65-98. However, as it turns out, this topic is actually fairly complex, so giving it ...


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In Islamic theology, jinn are said to be creatures with free will, made from smokeless fire by Allah as humans were made of clay, among other things. From Wikipedia They are usually invisible to humans, but humans do appear clearly to jinn, as they can possess them. Clearly, this contradicts the existence of depictions of jinn. However, jinn are ...


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In oral legends, I've heard, Djinn were humanoids with goat hoofs who disliked salt. (only the hoofs, not legs or lower parts like fauns) They are not trully invisible but live in a sort of parrallel world a bit like islandic fae. they co-exist, or occupy the same space as humans so there are sometimes interactions, including cross-species marriages. In ...


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I'm sorry I don't have much time to devote to this answer, but I have a Turkish cobalt blue glass disc with a hole for hanging in the window. It doesn't have the iris or pupil; just a sort of cabochon shape. Also, I have a Witch's Ball, about which there are many beliefs, but one says it repels the evil eye. I have also read that there is a connection ...


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Everybody knows that horseshoes are symbols of good luck and good fortune, as well as a symbol of protection against the evil eye! The use of a horseshoe to represent the lunar crescent is also ancient. Throughout Europe horseshoes are nailed to doors to prevent the evil eye from entering houses and barns. (The horseshoe charm has also acquired a second ...


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Some ancient Egyptian images were worked into later mythology in the area (Bes, for instance.) A source for "Less-than-deities" in ancient Egypt is Egyptologist Kasia Szpakowska's DemonThings blog. It might be worth checking.


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It would seem that in the pre-Abrahamic cultures of Europe and Arabia, Jinn and Daemons are broadly similar in that they are both spirits higher than humans and worthy of worship but not necessarily Gods (bare in mind sources for this period might be limited) see Greek Religion (1995), and Islam, Arabs, and Intelligent World of the Jinn (2009). The key ...


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In 2000, Hallmark Entertainent created a 2-episode-long miniseries entitled Arabian Nights, which aired on BBC One in the UK and on ABC in the USA. Strictly speaking, this is not a movie, but each episode being roughly the conventional run-time of a movie (1.5 hours), the complete miniseries could be seen as a double full-length feature. Among the cast are ...


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