Sila (mythology)

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Sila (Arabic: سعلا أو سعلاة alternatively spelled Si'la or called Si'lat literally: Hag or treacherous spirits of invariable form, pl. Sa'aali) is a supernatural creature assigned to the jinn in Arabian[1] folklore. They are described as talented shapeshifters often appearing in human form and female.[2] Accordingly they are said to seduce men, marry them or even give birth a child from a relationship between human and jinn.

Silas are usually female and aligned to intercourse and a type of magical jinn, not all of them succubi neither female.[3][better source needed]

See also[edit]

  • Succubus - A similar being in European and Jewish mythology


  1. ^ "Sílā | Arabian spirit". Encyclopedia Britannica.
  2. ^ Patrick Hughes, Thomas Patrick Hughes Dictionary of Islam Asian Educational Services 1995 ISBN 978-8-120-60672-2 page 135
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