- Mythical Number: #1704
- Culture: Middle Eastern
- Attribute: Hellish
- Behaviour: Deadly
These are a class of evil spirits from Islamic tradition. The Janns are the lowest and weakest of the spirits. They are also the youngest. The spirits of Islamic tradition tend to have humanoid ugly appearance and many are savage causing storms, sandstorms and death. Some believe that they are made of air while others maintain that they were born from fire and when they take the form of an animal or human, they have fire in their blood. They can transform into animals and humans and as humans they appear as beautiful women with slit eyes like a snake. They can be killed with iron is used to bind them. They have families like gods and men and are ruled by kings.
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Did you find Janns interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a scary or actioned-packed drawing of the Deadly Janns and send it to this website. Creatures of the Arabic world have given rise to some amazing fantasy stories that have been brought to life in the modern world. One of the best renditions of Middle Eastern folklore is Walt Disney's Aladdin (1992) featuring Genies, Sorcerers and monsters. The Adventures of Sinbad (1996 - 1998) takes you through one of the greatest Arabic legendary tales filled with monsters. Arabian Nights (2000) is a fantasy adventure with magic and monsters from the famous literature 1001 Arabian Nights. Relive similar myths yourself in the popular Prince of Persia computer games.
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