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AZRAIL
Also known as AZRA'IL

A picture showing the legend of AZRAIL taken from our African mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more African Gods, African Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Tunisian Angel of Death

He is handy spirit to know if you are tired of life, especially if you live in Tunisia. AZRAIL was called in when it was found mortals became a bit depressed after five hundred years or so of perpetual struggling.

This came to a head when an extremely elderly virgin refused all offers of continued existence and wished to rest in peace. MOSES prayed to ALLAH who reset humanity's body clock to seventy-odd years. His angel AZRAIL was then dispatched to ensure that nobody's clock overran.

This is a Muslim-based legend from Hausa-speaking people living in Tunisia. AZRAIL appears to be the same as the English angel AZRAEL. So now you know.

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Article last updated on 19 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT AZRAIL : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : AZRAIL
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : AZRA'IL
Popularity index : 805

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