I just did this doodle today, which I ended up really liking. Islamic mythology has a bunch of little gems like the djinn, a race of ethereal beings god made from smokeless fire the same way he did with earth for mankind. There are all types of djinn, too, including the Ghul, which lures men into the desert to devour them (among other things - they like eating the dead as well). I just wanted to play with the visuals you could get from a race crafted from "smokeless fire".
Apparently, living in lamps and granting wishes isn't standard practice for the djinn, either. Just a few specific exceptions.