- Middle Eastern (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Forest Dweller (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
- Fairies and Nymphs (common type)
Persian fairies that inhabit the forest and rivers. They have been known to be a nuisance to humans at times but usually they are helpful. They try to avoid the clutches of the evils Devs who try to capture them and keep them in cages. According to Islamic belief, the Peri were creatures who repented too late for their misdeeds and so unable to enter heaven, Mohammed converted them to Islam.
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