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Ifrits were believed to be hideous specters, probably of Arabian origin, now called genii in Persian and Indian mythology. They assume diverse forms, and frequent ruins, woods and desolate places fir the purpose of preying on humans and other living things. Sometimes they are confused with the Jinns and Divs of Persia. A.G.H.


Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, New York, Carol Publishing Group Edition, 1996, p. 223

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