shaytan

African - An Ethiopian evil spirit: demon: devil. At times, called shaytan, saytan, saytan or shaytan.
Muslim - Evil spirits. Made from fire, if one of these beings is wounded, the fire flows out and the shaytan is burnt to death. They can appear in almost any form they choose - animals, a cloud of smoke, terrible monsters, etc. When they take human form, they are hard to detect but will teach the art of sorcery if a person pledges his or her soul. Angels use meteorites to kill shaytans. Sometimes identified as shaytan, saytan, saytan or shaytan.

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