Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 19 - Djinn

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 19 - Djinn

Welcome to the nineteenth issue of my weekly news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Djinn

From Wikipedia :
In Islam, a Djinn (also jinn, genie) is a supernatural creature which occupies a parallel world to that of mankind.
The word genie derives from Latin genius, which meant a sort of tutelary or guardian spirit thought to be assigned to each person at their birth. English borrowed the French descendent of this word, génie; its earliest written attestation in English, in 1655, is a plural spelled genyes. The French translators of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights used génie as a translation of jinnī because it was similar to the Arabic word in sound and in meaning. This use was also adopted in English and has since become dominant.
In other cultures, as in the Mythology Guanche (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain), also existed the belief in beings that qualify as genies, such as the so-called Gods paredros or Maxios (domestic spirits and nature), the Tibicenas (evil genies) and also demon Guayota (aboriginal god of evil) that, like the Arabic Iblis, is sometimes identified with a genie.
The evil "Ifrit" are called “the seed of Iblees” in One Thousand and One Nights. The Spirit of the Lamp in the story of Aladdin, a familiar djinn to the Western world, was such a jinni, having been bound to an oil lamp.

Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:

Ring Djinn by cristianmontes Djinn by felixxkatt I Dream of Jeannie custom doll by YWIMC Commission::Jinxed by Milkymilla Fractal Djinn by Sanberg genie by slayyou2
Djinn by thatcraftychick Genie in A bottle Baby by DEmOND0ll1E djinn by REDFlameInteractive :thumb106605382: Djiin by Alexlapiz

Mature Content

Captured by Chroias
Fire Djinn by xredderz :thumb128164646: Genie in a bottle by jfphotography Gjin by Emsem Burning Bright by MelissaFindley
Genie Lamp by creativesam :genie: by Helen-Baq :thumb23121056: Lamp's Genie by magicalcakedesigner :thumb76467136:

Mature Content

Genie Candice Michelle by Sunrise-oasis

Little Genie by Nailyce Lava Genie by krakenart Genie by missVarlou Evil Genie Cheerleader by StudioSmugbug Original: Squeak by Risachantag
it's erazor djinn by anukru Genie by yuzukko Genie Aura by Sunrise-oasis Dancing Ksathra by MaraAum Magical Genie by Shayln
djinn with radishes by BingoLittle :thumb35157250: Brutal Genie by fraggaboom Commission: Classical by fayrenpickpocket Genie of the Emerald Colour by TonicShadow :thumb32553185:
Djinn- .Project Ink. by X24R0C57 Genie 3 by junosama Djinn of Smokeless Fire by Joytoy The Wonderful Lamp by RYE-BREAD tell me your wish by wwwdots Mahraz by magpie-poet
BLUE GENIE by tomjogi Disney's Genie and Eden by mishieru :thumb136381171: Dream of Djinni - Colored by Bbedlam Jeannie costume...complete by YWIMC Fire Djinni by fearthainn
Arabian Nights by LittlePan :thumb52584758: Fire djinn by Lahara :thumb51176291: Jinneyeh by LillianAlyse your wish by tralfaz


Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next week for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

~Arah :heart:

Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns:…
Week 2 - Merfolk:…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons:…
Week 4 - Kitsune:…
Week 5 - Alicorn:…
Week 6 - Gnomes:…
Week 7 - Tanuki:…
Week 8 - Centaurs:…
Week 9 - Special Edition:…
Week 10 - Orcs:…
Week 11 - Dryad:…
Week 12 - Halflings:…
Week 13 - Elves:…
Week 14 - Faeries:…
Week 15 - Vampires:…
Week 16 - Sphinx:…
Week 17 - Griffin:…
Week 18 - Phoenix:…
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Thank you for the feature. It's nice to be displayed with so many other wonderful works. :hooray: