The first documented mention of the Karina is amongst a list of spirits summoned by King Solomon to reveal their powers to him and how they can be controlled. The Karina appeared to Solomon in the guise of a beautiful young woman. She is a renowned shape-shifter and has many forms but the most common are canine, owl, serpentine and the aforementioned alluring girl. Although her forms change, she is consistently female. In other words, she may appear as a snake or an owl but it will be a female snake or owl.

The Karina may look appealing but she’s a spirit of miscarriage and illness who Demonstrates particular jealousy and hostility towards pregnant women. She curses by displaying her genitals, infecting those who witness this action with illness, miscarriage or stillbirth. In conversation with King Solomon, the Karina revealed that the archangel Gabriel controls and counteracts her. (So, if a strange woman or female dog exposes their genitals to you in an ominous way and now you’re feeling nervous, it’s time to request help from Gabriel.)


  • Gabriel;
  • Solomon, King;
  • Qarin
  • Umm Es Subyan


Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.