Stihi is a fire-breathing storm demon in Albanian mythology and folklore, similar to the kulshedra.[1][2][3]


The Albanian term stihí is a variant of stuhí, "storm", related to Greek: στοιχείο, "element, spirit".[2]


A female demon in south Albanian and Italo-Albanian popular belief. Sometimes depicted as a fearsome fire-breathing dragon guarding a treasure.[4][2]

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  1. ^ Lurker 2004, p. 176.
  2. ^ a b c Elsie 2001, pp. 241-242.
  3. ^ Tirta 2004, p. 164.
  4. ^ Lurker 1004, p. 176.


  • Elsie, Robert (2001). A dictionary of Albanian religion, mythology and folk culture. NYU Press. p. 236. ISBN 978-1-85065-570-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Lurker, Manfred (2004). The Routledge dictionary of gods and goddesses, devils and demons. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-34018-2.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Tirta, Mark (2004). Petrit Bezhani (ed.). Mitologjia ndër shqiptarë (in Albanian). Tirana: Mësonjëtorja. ISBN 99927-938-9-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)