According to a tradition from the Prophet, this species consists of five orders or classes; namely, Jann (who are the least powerful of all), Jinn, 'Sheytans (or Devils), 'Efreets, and Marids. The last, it is added, are the most powerful; and the Jann are transformed Jinn; like as certain apes and swine were transformed men.
The terms of the classification fold into each other; Jann and Jinn, themselves maintaining a slippery relation to each other, can be used to signify a 'Sheytan, which can be used to refer to an 'Efreet or a Marid (that is, "any evil Jinnee").
But among all the over-the-top fairies, marids
, gnomes, changelings, witches, selkies, hippogriffs, and djinn, there's a female golem made of soap.
We are grateful to him for drawing our attention to the similarity between Marids plaque and the revetment slabs used in the Lechaion basilica and the Panayia bath.
(27.) In addition to Marids inscription, 18, perhaps 19, epitaphs refer to the purchase of the grave or grave plot.