afreet

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afreet

or afrit gigantic jinn, powerful and malicious. [Muslim Myth.: Benét, 13]
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John Cuthbert Lawson, writing in 1910, described the 'Swarms of Byzantine saints and angels [which] must have troubled the air for centuries above the turbaned heads in Aya Sofia and Famagusta' while, a keen eye should detect the flights of afrits and djinns around the great Giralda minaret which is now the belfry of Seville cathedral'.