By Mir Amman, Mohammed Zakir
A superb Urdu epic that conjures up a mystical Indo-Muslim world
initially composed within the fourteenth century and made favored in 1803 via Mir Amman's colloquial retelling, this splendidly wonderful tale paints a portrait of and colourful time and position. In melancholy at having no son to be triumphant him, the king of Turkey leaves his palace to dwell in seclusion. quickly later on, although, he encounters 4 wandering dervishes-three princes and a wealthy merchant-who were guided to Turkey via a supernatural strength that prophesied their assembly. because the 5 males take a seat jointly in the dark sharing their stories of misplaced love, a powerful panorama finds courtly intrigue and romance, fairies and djinn, oriental gardens and extravagant feasts.
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It is created when a person commits suicide. Source: Rae, Breath Becomes the Wind, 22, 46 Belili (Bell-LEE-lee) Variations: Baalat, Baalit, Belet-ili, Belit-Ill, Gesht-Inanna Originally Belili was a minor goddess in the religion practiced in ancient Sumeria. Later she was adopted by the ancient Babylonians and was worshiped as a vampiric goddess. Associated with sacred prostitution, Belili accepted the offerings of children sacriﬁced to her by ﬁre. Some sources describe her as having rather SUCCUBUS-like abilities and behaviors, thereby equating her as an early concept of LILITH (see ANCIENT BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN VAMPIRES).
Once this demon has entered into the person’s body, it forces them to commit suicide, which is why the Dayak people associate this vampiric spirit with accidental, sudden, and suicidal deaths. ” It is used in place of the word kyuketsuki. Source: Bush, Asian Horror Encyclopedia, 20; Melton, Vampire Book, 337; Takenobu, Kenkyusha’s New Japanese-English Dictionary, 80 Banshee (BAN-she) Variations: Bean Chaointe, Bean-Nighe, Bean Sidhe, Beansidhe, Caoineag, Cointeach, Cyhiraeth, Cyoerraeth, Eur-Cunnere Noe, GWRACH Y RHIBYN, Kannerez-Noz, Washer at the Banks, Washer at the Ford, Washer of the Shrouds Currently, the banshee is considered to be a type of fay with vampiric tendencies.
If one can ﬁnd where it has hidden its skin, all one needs to do is cover it with SALT so that the skin will shrivel and dry up. When the asema returns, it will ﬁnd that its skin no longer ﬁts. The light of day will then destroy it. Source: American Folklore Society, Journal of American Folklore, vol. 58–59, 242; Brautigam, Asema, 16 –17; Bryant, Handbook of Death, 99; Gallop, Portugal, 216 Asemann (Ah-SAY-min) From the Republic of Suriname, this living VAMPIRIC WITCH, very similar to the ASEMA, has the ability to shape-shift into animals at night (see LIVING VAMPIRE).
A Tale of Four Dervishes by Mir Amman, Mohammed Zakir