Muslim Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

houri l'Aini

A houri who is responsible for receiving the souls of those killed in battle. At times, referred to as houri l'Aini, Norse Valkyrie or Norse Valkyrie.

jann

The fifth order of spirits, the least. Powerful. Occasionally called jann, jinnee, jinnee, djinn, djinni, genie, ginn, jinn, jinni, (d)jinni, femalejinniyah, plur(d)jinn, Moroccan jnun, Pacific Islands jin or Persian narah.

Jawzahr

A supposed planet said to influence. The zodiac. In some references, called Jawzahr.

Jinnestan

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karkadann

A monster, part unicorn, part. Rhinoceros, sometimes winged. Sometimes called karkadann.

Nun

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Paribanou

A fairy. Wife of Ahmed. In The Arabian Nights, she gave Ahmed a wonderful tent and became his wife. Also commonly called Paribanou, Peri-Banou or Peri-Banou.

Queen of Sheba

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Rabbul-Nau

A guardian angel of plants and animals. On occassion, identified as Rabbul-Nau.

Sahar

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samur

A mysterious stone which could cut. Metal noiselessly. At times, referred to as samur.

shabah

Earth-bound spirits. At times, referred to as shabah.

shaytan

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Shedad

A king of Ad who designed the garden of Irem. Occasionally identified as Shedad, Sheddad or Sheddad.

shiqq

A form of jinn. These beings were envisaged as half a human, split vertically, and were said to mate with proper humans to produce nasnas. In some references, known as shiqq.

Silat

A lightning-jinnee: a she-devil living in the forest. Also commonly called Silat.

Solomon

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Sut

A jinnee who causes people to lie. Son of Azrael or Eblis. Referred to as Sut, Set, Set, Ekhi, Ombos, Seth, Sethi, Seti, Sit, Sut, Sutekh, Ekhi, Iahu, Seth(i), Arab Shayth, Canaanite Baal, Greek Bapho, Typhon, Mesopotamian Setekh, Setes(h), Sutesh, Suty, Bebon, Nuoni or Typhonian Beast.

swallow

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Taymus

Father of Zuleikha. Also referred to as Taymus.

Termagaunt

An imaginary deity of violent. Character appearing in mediaeval plays. Also called Termagaunt.

Th'uban

A fire-breathing dragon. Occasionally known as Th'uban, Arab Tinnin or Arab Tinnin.

Tir

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Vathek

A king who made a compact with Iblis. He soon found himself forever doomed to a place of torture. At times, called Vathek.
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