Re: I know this sounds crazy. By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable Feb 06, 2013
Post # 4
Jinn form from fire. It is said that they are not immortal. Like many nature spirits, they live very long and can "die". They usually come in the form of fire/wind but as the other poster stated can appear as certain animals as well as odd creatures. They are below angels but above humans...so nature spirits/elementals of fire is the best generic way to describe them.
They're not something to play around with. Their presence (so the stories go) can make people sick if the jinn so chooses. Some are benevolent, many are neutral, and some are malevolent. But you don't want to run into a malevolent one or one that's not in a good mood.
Re: I know this sounds crazy. By: FaithSeeker Feb 06, 2013
Post # 6
I only know heresay, but I'm under the impression that jinn can appear as whatever they want. They are, in effect, shapeshifters, though I don't know if they necessarily take physical form. I only know of two characteristics of themselves they cannot change: their name and aura. The latter means that you could probably detect one if you knew what to look for.