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For the village in Iran, see Marid, Iran. For the IETF "MARID" working group, see MARID. For the town in Myanmar, see Myeik, Burma.

In Arabic folklore and common mythology, a marid (Arabic: ماردmārid), is a large and powerful jinni. Marids are mentioned in pre-Islamic Arabian mythology and inside the One Thousand and One Nights alongside the jinn in the story of The Fisherman and the Jinni.[1] The term marid is still used in Arabic to refer to giants.


Marids are often described as the most powerful type of jinn, having especially great powers. They are the most arrogant and proud as well. Like every jinni, they have free will yet could be compelled to perform chores. According to folklore, they also have the ability to grant wishes to mortals, but that usually requires battle, imprisonment, rituals, or just a great deal of flattery.[citation needed]

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