Marid Djinn or Simply Marid is one of most powerful types of jinn you have ever heard. The term “mārid” is derived from the root m-r-d (مرد) in Arabic, with its main meaning being recalcitrant or rebellious.
The classical Arabic dictionary, Lisan al-Arab, compiled by Ibn Manzur, mainly associates it with this rebellious sense.
In the Qur’an (aṣ-Ṣāffāt, 37:7), it is used as an attribute of evil spirits, referring to a “safeguard against every rebellious devil” (Arabic: شيطان مارد, romanized: shayṭān mārid).
The Hebrew words for rebellion (Hebrew: מרד, romanized: mɛrɛḏ) and rebel (Hebrew: מוֹרֵד, romanized: moreḏ) have the same Semitic root.
The Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic provides additional meanings such as demon and giant, with the Persian equivalent being “div” (دیو).
Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon notes a source stating that it is applied to an evil jinni of the most powerful class, although this distinction is not universally agreed upon.
In the standard MacNaghten edition of One Thousand and One Nights, the terms “marid” and “ifrit” are used interchangeably, as seen in The Story of the Fisherman.
Konstantin Jireček proposed that “mārid” may refer to the Greek: Μαρδαϊται, romanized: Mardaitai, who were marauder mercenaries in the Arab–Byzantine wars, also giving their name to the Albanian tribe of Mirdita.
Powerful Marid Djinn
The Maarid or Marid Djinn are the most powerful ones in the jinn world.
They are really nice, caring, and loyal to their owner. They believe in goodness and kindness.
These jinn are very old and ancient, and they have a lot of power.
They even teach magicians about magic. Many magicians, especially powerful ones, might have a Maarid with them.
Maarid jinn are not many, but they are the strongest among all the jinn.
It’s said that a Maarid was the first jinn, and his brothers started the other groups of jinn. Maarid jinn usually live alone and like to be near the coast.
Benefits of Marid Djinn
- Courage and wisdom.
- Ultimate Psychic Power.
- Feel & Hear Spirits and Speak to the Dead.
- Communicate with the unseen World.
- Extreme Good Luck & cash money
- Money wishes
- Get luck in Games of Chance.
- Raise your business.
- Raise your Income.
- Succeed in your Career.
- Gain Money & Assets
- Get Financial Surprises
There are lot of another benefit you can access with the powerful Marid Djinn.
Power and ability
Marids are powerful genies that can communicate through telepathy, like all true genies.
They speak Aquan, the language of their home plane, but they also understand Jannti (the common language of all genies) and Midani (the native language of Zakhara).
When they’re upset, their native language sounds like a storm at sea or waves crashing against rocks.
In addition to their immense physical strength (enough to stop a 110-foot ship), marids are magical creatures on par with archwizards.
Marid Djinn can use various spell-like abilities at will, such as creating water, detecting good or evil, turning invisible, and more.
They have some limited powers, like assuming liquid or gaseous forms, creating a wall of fog, and altering reality as a gift once a year.
Water-based magic doesn’t work against marids, and some believe them are resistant to cold-based spells, but vulnerable to fire-based attacks. Others argue that marids are resistant to magic in general.
A marid can travel between Elemental, Prime, and Astral planes, and even carry others with them.
They can also move freely in the Ethereal Plane. However, due to strained relationships with other genies, marids rarely visit other Elemental planes.
Personality of a Marid Djinn in Mythology
Marids were fiercely independent and proud beings. Each Marid believed they deserved to be the Padishah, a title signifying a ruler.
They had unpredictable moods, changing as quickly as a storm at sea. Although curious about life on the Material Plane, marids had the least impact on it among all genies because they considered others beneath their notice.
Flattery was highly valued by marids, and humans addressing them were expected to use honorifics and elaborate praise.
Due to their chaotic nature, imprisoning or binding marids, or demanding wishes from them, was considered dangerous, as they were quick to seek revenge.
Marids enjoyed hunting in the oceans for sport and collected wealth, often in the form of pearls or treasures from the sea floor. Some even kidnapped skilled craftsmen to work for them.
Despite violating Marid law, these actions were kept secret to avoid the anger of noble marids. More malicious marids would deliberately capsize vessels on the Material Plane to drown sailors.
Marid Djinn treated all other races, including other genies, as inferiors. They tolerated some, like the Djinn and jinn, but openly despised the ghoul and ifrit.
Humans were tolerated but considered the most disgusting species, although respected individuals like the Grand Caliph gained marids’ respect.
Despite their generally dismissive attitude, marids were more likely to treat human visitors to the Plane of Water favourably compared to other elementals or outsiders.
While not usually altruistic, marids disliked evil creatures on the Plane of Water and often waged war against them. Despite being the most powerful genies, their reluctance to unite under a single leader limited their effectiveness in such wars.