Djall or Dreq is the personification of evil in Albanian mythology and folklore.[1] The name is used also for a demon of fire.[2]

Names and etymologyEdit

The name djall derives from the Latin diabolus, "devil".[3] Alternative forms are dreqi from the Latin draco, "dragon",[4] satan and shejtan.[5]

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ Lurker 2004, p. 52
  2. ^ Novik 2015, p. 268.
  3. ^ Orel 1998, p. 67
  4. ^ Orel 1998, p. 74
  5. ^ Elsie 2001, p. 68.


  • Elsie, Robert (2001). A Dictionary of Albanian Religion, Mythology and Folk Culture. London: Hurst & Company. ISBN 1-85065-570-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Lurker, Manfred (2004). The Routledge dictionary of gods and goddesses, devils and demons. Routledge.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Novik, Alexander (2015). "Lexicon of Albanian Mythology: Areal Studies in the Polylingual Region of Azov Sea". Slavia Meridionalis. 15: 261–273. doi:10.11649/sm.2015.022. Retrieved 7 February 2020.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Orel, Vladimir (1998). Albanian etymological dictionary. Brill. ISBN 9004110240.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)