Zanna were a type of creature that acted as guides and guardian angels to children in need of them. They dido so under the guise of being a child's imaginary friend for as long as the child needed them, but once the child no longer needed them, a Zanna left and moved on to another child.
Powers and Abilities
- Invisibility - Zanna were invisible to humans unless a Zanna allowed a human to see them.
- Telepathy - All Zannas were mentally connected with each other.
- Teleportation - Sully was able to teleport into the Men of Letters bunker. It's very unique, because the bunker itself is magically warded, and Zannas able to bypass it.
- Magic - Zanna had a limited range of magical powers typically passive in nature including conjuration, empathic sensing, and glamouring.
- Magic - Although invisible to humans, a spell could be cast to allow humans to see Zanna.
- Zanna-killing knife - Resse was able to get a knife from a witch that could kill Zannas. It was branded with Romanian Cyrillic sigils or spellwork.
- Zanna or in its original Romanian spelling Zână (plural zâne; zînă and zîne, d̦ână and d̦âne in old spellings), is the Romanian equivalent of the Greek Charites. They are the opposite of monsters like Muma Pădurii. These characters make positive appearances in fairy tales and reside mostly in the woods. They can also be considered the Romanian equivalent of fairies and of the Germanic Elf. They give life to fetuses in utero and bestow upon them great gifts like the art of dancing, beauty, kindness, and luck. In folk tales, it is told not to upset them because they also have the power to do bad things or put a curse on the wrongdoer. They also act like guardian angels, especially for children who enter the woods, or for other good people. The word zână comes from the Roman goddess Diana (as does Astur-Leonese xana). She is the one who has all the beauty, and is the one that gives it away. Zână is also used in current Romanian slang to refer to an attractive girl, though it is not necessarily the kindest way to do so.
- Word "Zanna" have similiar structure like arabic "Jann", which later arabic word Djinn derived from it, whose primary meaning is "to hide". Some arabic authors interpret the word to mean, literally, "beings that are concealed from the senses", it may be referenced Zanna's ability in invisibility.