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The magical Jinn has always been a favorite figure in many cultures and religions and has featured prominently in literature, film, and art.

Ready for a nice glass of Jinn? No, we’re not talking about the alcohol, so you can relax ya filthy animals! Geeze, the first mention of booze and you turn into a frat boy on Saturday night. No, we’re talking about something much cooler and way older than the drink, gin. We’re talking about the Jinn, a near pre-historic entity that features heavily in the Islamic, and pre-Islamic cultures and religions.


What was once thought to be a heavenly body has been described as so much more, or less, depending on how you look at it. The Quran may even describe a certain Jinn as the devil.

Jinns have always fascinated me. I wrote a book years ago called Necromancy… And Other Mystical Things that heavily featured a Jinn character. Of course, there were a lot of creative liberties taken with the lore, and it is a complete work of fiction and humor. Regardless, I can’t believe it took me this long to cover the topic on this podcast.

The Jinn is one of the oldest stories I can think of, in terms of modern religion anyway, which I guess doesn’t make it all that old. Nevertheless, as you’ll discover upon listening, there are some very distinct parallels between the ancient Jinn lore and stories from Western religions. Funny how that works, eh?



Ominous Origins

Welcome to the Ominous Origins Podcast, a Horror Shots production. If you were previously a fan of the Horror Shots Podcast, this is the same great show with the same compelling content focused on myth, mysterious creatures, unexplained events, spooky stories — and even some of the strangest and most disturbing true crime stories. As always, our goal is to entertain, but also to enlighten with short, well-researched episodes on a variety of fascinating topics.

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