Some of it is definately specific to Iran, but some of it i think is more about muslim tales, i.e. Jinn and deevs. Especially as the geographical area of iran used to be much larger a few hundred years ago.
I've had a search and found a thread on 'djinn' (which must be what i call jinn') but it was quite a while ago! I showed my husband a picture of an Imp that Sandy had drawn in a thread i think in 2006 (yes i have been using the search button ALOT ) and he said the picture was 'jinn'! I showed him a typical fairy and he wasn't sure as Jinn don't generally have wings. But they can appaear in many forms.
Interesting eh? We say pixie/elf/imp/fae they say jinn?
What do you guys think? Anyone else have any experience of jinn?
(Not sure if this should be in here or in the myths and legends bit, please move if i've put in wrong place!)
Edited by Ayla, 05 March 2009 - 11:54 AM.
added the bit in brackets!