Be Careful What You Wish For

Genie. Jinn. Shaytun. Demon. Whatever you call them, they're all the same beast.

Jinn are mentioned as "shaytun" in the book of Enoch and ever since then - and whilst they are not inherently good nor bad - they have been popularly depicted as a manifestation of evil. So how do we explain the whole "genie in a bottle" thing, the stereotype of them being a good and benevolent thing, bestowing luck upon whomever is fortunate to find, and then rub, the genie's abode and stoke its powers into action?

Read on because history always has a plethora of plausible explanations for stuff like this.