Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept of fighting against the work of preternatural evil forces. It is based on the biblical belief in evil spirits, or demons, that are said to intervene in human affairs in various ways.[1] Various Christian groups have adopted practices to repel such forces, as based on their doctrine of Christian demonology. Prayer is a common form of...

Anzu pursued by Ninurta, palace relief, Nineveh

List of Theological Demons

List of Theological Demons This is a list of demons that appear in religion, theology, demonology, mythology, and folklore. It is not a list of names of demons, although some are listed by more than one name. The list of fictional demons includes those from literary fiction with theological aspirations, such as Dante’s Inferno. Because numerous lists...

Turkish Siyah Qalam depiction of Iblis, appearing as a black man wearing a headcover.

Iblis

What Is Iblis? Iblīs (or Eblis)[1] is a figure frequently occurring in the Quran, commonly in relation to the creation of Adam and the command to prostrate himself before him. After he refused, he was cast out of heaven. For many classical scholars, he was an angel,[2][3] but regarded as a jinn in most contemporary scholarship.[4] Due to his fall from God’s...

Zulqarnayn with the help of some jinn, building the Iron Wall to keep the barbarian Gog and Magog from civilized peoples (16th century Persian miniature)

What Is Jinn?

Jinn Djinn (الجن‎, al-jinn), also Romanized as djinn or Anglicized as genies (with the more broad meaning of spirits or demons, depending on source)[1][2] are supernatural creatures in Islam. Besides the jinn, Islam acknowledges the existence of demons (Shayāṭīn). The lines between demons and jinn are blurred, since malevolent jinn are also called shayāṭīn.[3][4] However both Islam and Western scholarship generally distinguishes between angels, jinn and demons (shayāṭīn) as three...

What Is Jinni?

Jinni Jinni, plural jinn, also called genie, Arabic jinnī, in Arabic mythology, a supernatural spirit below the level of angels and devils. Ghūl (treacherous spirits of changing shape), ʿifrīt (diabolic, evil spirits), and siʿlā (treacherous spirits of invariable form) constitute classes of jinn. Jinn are beings of flame or air who are capable of assuming human or animal form and are...

Jinn And Their Functions

Jinn And Their Functions The literal meaning of jinn is “something hidden or veiled from sight.” As mentioned earlier, jinn are a species of invisible beings. A short Qur’anic chapter is named for them, and in it we learn that a band of jinn listened to Prophet Muhammad, upon him...

Jinn And Human Beings

Jinn And Human Beings Contact With Jinn And Their Influence On Human Beings Some people can go into a trance and contact beings from the invisible realms. However, we should remember that whether these are angels or jinn, invisible beings have their own conditions of life and are bound to...

Demonic Possession

Demonic Possession

Demonic Possession Demonic possession is believed by some to be the process by which individuals are possessed by malevolent preternatural beings, commonly referred  to as demons or devils. Symptoms of demonic possessions often include erased memories or personalities, convulsions (i.e. epileptic seizures or “fits”) and fainting as if one were dying.[1] Cultural origins Many cultures and religions contain some concept of demonic possession, but the...

Spirit Possession

Spirit Possession Spirit possession is a term for the belief that animas, aliens, demons, gods, or spirits can take control of a human body. The concept of spirit possession exists in many religions, including Christianity,[1] Buddhism, Haitian Vodou, Wicca, Hinduism, Islam and Southeast Asian and African traditions. In a 1969 study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, spirit possession beliefs were found to exist in 74 percent...

Classification of Demons

Classification of Demons There have been various attempts throughout history by theologian scholars in the classification of demons for the purpose of understanding the biblical and mythological context of adversarial spirits. Theologians have written dissertations in Christian demonology, classical occultism, classical mythology and Renaissance magic to clarify the connections between these spirits and their influence in various cultures. The study of demonology was historically...

List Of Legendary Creatures From Japan

List Of Legendary Creatures From Japan   The following is a list of demons, ghosts, yōkai, obake, yūrei, and other legendary creatures that are notable in Japanese folklore and mythology. A Abumi-guchi – A furry creature formed from the stirrup of a mounted military commander who worked for Yamata no Orochi. Abura-akago – An infant ghost who licks the oil out of andon lamps. Abura-sumashi – A spirit...

Korean Mythology The Dokkaebi

Dokkaebi

What Is Dokkaebi? Dokkaebi (Korean: 도깨비) are legendary creatures from Korean mythology and folklore. Dokkaebi, also known as “Korean goblins”,[2][3] are nature deities, spirits or demons possessing extraordinary powers and abilities that are used to interact with humans, at times playing tricks on them and at times helping them.[4] Origins The earliest known documentation of dokkaebi is in...

Demonology

Demonology Demons, when regarded as spirits, may belong to either of the classes of spirits recognized by primitive animism.[3] That is to say, they may be human, or non-human, separable souls, or discarnate spirits which have never inhabited a body. A sharp distinction is often drawn between these two classes, notably by the Melanesians,...

What Are The Characteristics of A Jinn?

What Kind Of Beings Are Jinn And Can They Appear In Different Forms In The Visible, Material World? The nature of jinn Jinn are conscious beings charged with Divine obligations. The word jinn literally means something hidden or veiled from sight. As mentioned earlier (The Fountain No. 15), jinn are...

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