In Mongolian tradition, a kolcin was a type of ghost demon that had a horrifying appearance.

Kolcin in "Curse of the Three Demons"[]

Bagadan summoned a kolcin, an eliye, and an ada to curse the Arab merchant Sa'id ibn Hawqal.[1] When Sa'id returned to the caravanserai where he was staying, he began praying, but was immediately plagued by a kolcin. Even though Sa'id tried to pray it away, order it away, and even attack it with a knife, the kolcin remained. After taunting Sa'id that it was tasked only with giving the first hint of its master's wrath, the kolcin sank through floor and vanished.[2]


  1. Arabesques 2, pgs. 51-55.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 56-57.