From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
This is a Category for Djinn, Ifriti, ect themed characters
Genie is the English term for the Arabic جني (jinnie), a magical fiery spirit.
The Arabic word “jinn” literally means anything which has the connotation of concealment, invisibility, seclusion, and remoteness. In pre-Islamic Asian-Mid Eastern folklore and in Islamic Culture, a jinni (also “djinni” or “djini”) is a member of the jinn (or “djinn”), generally thought to be a race of supernatural creatures.
The word genie in English has mixed meaning; although most often genie refers to a djinni, it can also refer to the Latin word genius, which has a separate but similar meaning.
Types of Djinn include the ghul (“night shade”, which can change shape), the sila (which cannot change shape), the Ifrit IPA: [iˈfɾɪt], and “Marid” [mʌˈɾɪd]. From information in The Arabian Nights, Marid seem to be the strongest form of Djinn, followed by Ifrit, and then the rest of the Djinn.
In the mid-east it is believed that the Djinn were spirits of smoke-less fire, although sometimes they associated them with succubi (demons in the forms of beautiful women). The feminine form of Djinn is “jinniyah” or “jinneyeh”.
Pages in category "Djinn"
The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.