djinni


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Synonyms for djinni

(Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals

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The Djinni would like to put a touch of initiative--a mordent, let's say-
Carrot-headed creatures and cock-suckers; vaginal openings and malicious doings; empty rooms filled with sunlight, dancing djinni smoke, and tiny mythic beings on pedestals; men, women, bodies dreamt from realms where there is no use for gender: capturing both the surreality and irreality of life in timbres of sunrise and sunset, Clemente is in silent conversation with himself about what it means to give form in paint to the ferocity and tenderness of the imagination.
When twelve-year-old Nathaniel, a magician in training, seeks revenge on master magician Simon Lovelace, he summons the djinni Bartimaeus for help.
Bartimaeus is a djinni enslaved to a magician in the Court of King Solomon in Jerusalem.