Ifrit, also known as efreet, afreet, ifreet, are supernatural beings found in Arabic and Islamic culture.
Well known for their strength and cunning, they are infernal djinn (genies), spirits below angels.
Djinn, humans and angels are the three sentient creations of Allah. In the Qur'an, it is said that humans and djinn have free will. Like humans, djinn can be benevolent or cruel. Djinn are described as being made of 'the fire of a scorching wind.'
Although it wasn't a hit when originally released, it has since become a classic and is often shown of television around christmas time.
Anubis is often shown with the head of a jackal and a human body or sometimes in the form of a jackal.
He is associated with the underworld and mummification, he is seen as a protector of the dead although he takes on different roles depending on the circumstances as is common with Egyptian deities.
Queen Anne style architecture became popular in the late 19th century and was associated with Old World elegance, extravagance and ornate detail.
Just as Gaiman described Mr Ibis as being bird like in his manner and movements as a nod to his alter ego Thoth, so Jacquel is depicted with dog like references, reminding us that he is a personification of Anubis.
The Ka is the thing that marks the difference between the living and the dead, when you die the ka leaves the body.
He is sometimes depicted with the head of an ass or as an fantastical mythical creature.
Book of the Dead, a dead person's heart was weighed against the goddess Ma'at, who was represented by an ostrich feather.
If the scales balanced, Anubis would take the dead person to Osiris. If they did not then the dead person would be given to Ammit the Devourer and they would not have an afterlife.
The Romans practised the worship of the Mithraic Mysteries from the 1st to the 4th centuries AD. It was a mystery religion based around the god Mithras, worshippers went to underground temples and there have been many archaeological finds associated with this cult.