Persian Myths


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  • The traditional tales and stories of Ancient Iran describe confrontations between good and evil, the victories of the gods and the exploits of heroes and fabulous supernatural creatures such as the magical bird Simurgh and the 'div' or demons. Muchinformation about Iran's pre- Islamic past comes from the holy book of the Zoroastrian religion, the 'Avesta', which was not written down in its present form until the 13th or 14th century but parts of it date back originally to between 1400 and 1200BC. As well as the words of the prophet Zoroaster, and stories about the Wise Lord Ahura Mazda, it incorporates earlier pagan myths which reappear in the 'Shahnameh' (Book of Kings), an epic in rhyme completed in AD 1010 by the poet Firdowsi andfeaturing his most famous hero, Rustam.

  • Product code: cmc20829
    Exhibition: Shah 'Abbas
    Price category: Under 10
    World culture: Assyria and Persia
    Title: Persian Myths
    Subtitle: The Legendary Past
    Author: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
    ISBN: 9780714120829
    Number of pages: 80
    Size: 241x171mm
    llustrations: 42 b/w
    Weight: 0.25kg
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