Badi (mischiefs) are in Malayan mythology, Demons that inhabit animate and inanimate objects. Various accounts are given of their origin. One says they sprang from three drops of blood spilled by Adam on the ground; another account says they are the offspring of the Djinn; still another credits their origin to the yellow glow at sunset.

There is disagreement on their total, which is either 190 or 193. Various charms and ceremonies are used in Malaya to cast out badi from people, animals, plants, and objects.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
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