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Antiguos asirios relieve en piedra de un genio.Known as "genies" in English, Djinn (singular form Djinni) have deep roots in Arab culture. The Djinn first sprang from stories told by Indian, Persian, and Arabian storytellers and gained international fame when they appeared throughout the tales Scheherezade told in "The Thousand and One Nights". It is said that the Djinn are created from fire and can take on any form they choose-animal or human-and can be of any size (they have a human-like form and can take the shape of animals but only temporary unless it is their tribes animal protector. Most of them are hostile, although some can be friendly. It is possible for magicians or wise men and women to gain power over a Djinn and use it to perform amazing and magical tasks. Be wary, for even a friendly Djinn is unpredictable and certainly anyone whobreaksan agreement with a Djinn will strongly regret it. Often Djinn take naughty pleasure in punishing people for wronging them, even unintentionally.

There are five different types of Djinn. The least powerful is the Jann, next come the Djinn and then the Sheytans, or devils. The Afrits, sometimes called Efreets are very powerful but the Marids are the most powerful and dangerous of all. Djinn are generally believed responsible for illness and mishaps. Magicians have trapped Djinn in various ways. One way was imprisoning them in an oldbrass lamp. When someone rubs the lamp three times the Djinni inside will appear, grant three wishes, and obey the one who set itfree. Traditionally, it is said that the great and wise King Solomon shut misbehaving Djinn in lead-stoppered bottles and threw them into the sea.

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USdjinn Enslaving or imprisoning a djinn 1 Jan 28 2015, 7:10 PM EST by PixieHexed
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It's not really a good idea. The jinn and jann are good at illusions but not very powerful. Not much use unless you want to put on a magic show.
The Sheytans are markedly evil even when encountered in corporeal form. They are more than a bit anti-social so you'd never get good results from them.
The Efrette are powerful but then again, how would you make a powerful creature adhere to your wishes if you had them imprisoned or enslaved? Especially a type that had a disdain for humans anyway?
The Marid are the Cadillac of genies. They are also the ones most likely to take on human form. Frequently they do and along the family line it is forgotten how to change back. Contrary to belief, the Marid are usually friendly toward humans and are the ones most often pictured in stories like Disney's Aladdin and "I Dream of Jeannie". They are immensely intelligent, so tricking them into serving you would be difficult. Trying to trap such a powerful creature would be a fatal mistake. Remember that these are beings that can command a hurricane and it will obey.
A genie can only be of practical use to someone who has won their love, just like any other creature. Since most of the ones anybody would encounter are in human form and quite attractive, that's not as difficult as finding one in the first place.
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Anonymous I have a djinn. (page: 1 2 3) 55 Oct 24 2013, 2:03 AM EDT by GrimtheGoblin
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I summoned an Ifrit.
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Anonymous Sacred Gem? 1 Oct 21 2013, 9:35 PM EDT by Anonymous
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What about the Ruby of Sacred Wishes? It is fortold that such a gem holds one powerful evil djinn and it takes your soul after the third wish. What do you think?
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