afreet

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afreet

or afrit gigantic jinn, powerful and malicious. [Muslim Myth.: Benét, 13]
See: Demon
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A recurrent theme in the first two volumes of her text is that they lived in a house haunted by an afreet, a demon.
As with the jinn, afreets may be either believers or unbelievers, good or evil, but they are most often depicted as wicked and ruthless beings.
Hideous ghouls and afreets await lone travelers in the wilderness, and djinn appear as unlikely animals everywhere.
Ghouls (treacherous spirits of changing shape), afreets (diabolic, evil spirits), and si`la (treacherous spirits of invariable form) constitute classes of jinn.