A thread on djinn who cause calamities and illnesses
The sinking feeling, the irrational fear of the dark, are said to be Al Hirah’s whisperings.
She is associated with Aicha Kandicha
Habobat al Sughar and Umm al Juhal afflict children under the age of 2
Qarinah, a Lilith-like djinn, is reputed to also causes sleep paralysis.
Another, Ferij aqra'a, is a mostly harmless trickster who messes w/ river folk. He can cause sudden weakness in horses
His brother Wasin causes anxiety and grief. Their other sibling, Tir, is a djinn of calamities and maladies.
With the coming of Islam, some view the Bajang as a type of local djinn.
In Moroccan Sufi and Marabout circles they are referred to as ryah literally meaning winds.
@Moudhy has some great threads on the Mesopotamian entities Pazuzu and Lamashtu