African Death Spirit
Also known as Azra'il
Tunisian Angel of Death
He is a 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.
Azrail Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Azra'il
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Death
Area of expertise: Death
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 9976
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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.