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Gelin (or Nife in Greek meaning bride) is beautiful woman with long hair and a white wedding dress riding on a white horse in Turkish and Anatolian Greek folklore particularly in Heybeliada from Princes' Islands. She is a female demon who seduces young men and comes out to graves and kill them.[1]


  1. ^ Özhan Öztürk. Folklore ve Mitoloji Sözlüğü. Ankara, 2009 Phoenix Yayınları. p. 403 ISBN 978-605-5738-26-6


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