The Demonic Forty Thieves were a group of Arabic low-level demons that helped Bosk and then later Jinny in their search for the lost city of Zanbar.


Phoebe and Chris Halliwell traveled to an Arabic desert after Phoebe had a Premonition of a woman that was being threatened by a demon named Bosk. When they arrived, two of the forty thieves attempted to attack Phoebe, but they were quickly vanquished. It's later revealed that Bosk made three wishes to Jinny, and one being to have followers to help him in his quest to find the lost city of Zanbar in an attempt to become invincible.

The thieves had a market where they kept valuable items such as the Eye of Aghbar and artifacts they may have discovered in their digs. To access it one had to say Open Sesame. After Bosk was vanquished, Jinny took control over the thieves and told them to continue their search for Zanbar. Eventually, most if not all of the forty thieves were vanquished at the Halliwell Manor and Zanbar.

Powers and Abilities[]

Active Powers

  • Super Strength: The ability to possess magically enhanced strength. One of the thieves was able to easily fling Chris across a room.

Other Powers

  • Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • The demonic forty thieves were based around the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.


The Demonic Forty Thieves appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.