Figures that are popular in the gulf states (Include Iraq)
1. Hymara Alqaylh
Hymara Alqaylh, an Arabic name meaning ” the donkey of the noon,” is a donkey demon that come out in the noon to scare children.
2. Tntl طنطل
He has many arms and one eye.
3. Am alsa’af ( the mother of the palm leaves hahah)
4. Al Goul
5. Al Jathoom
which means “What sits heavily on something”. In folklore across Arab countries, the ‘Kaboos’ is believed to be a shayṭān or a ‘ifrīt which sits, heavily, on people’s chests.
6. Marid = Dagon
It is widely believed that Dagon, the major northwest Semitic god worshipped by the early Amorites and Philistines (2500 BC), was a direct influence upon the emerging Arab mythology of the djinn.
7. Abu Kes (the bag)
A bag which has a master who live inside the bag and puts the naughty children into the bag