Ajîl-e Moshkel-goshâ
Ajil-e Moshkel-gosha (Persian: آجیل مشکل‌گشا‎) is a mix of diverse nuts, served during Nowruz in Iran. It is popularly believed that by making a wish and eating it, a problem will be resolved.
Aeshma
Aeshma (Aēšma) is the Younger Avestan name of Zoroastrianism's demon of "wrath." As a hypostatic entity, Aeshma is variously interpreted as "wrath," "rage," and "fury." His standard epithet is "of the...
Hadhayosh
The Hadhayosh is a land creature from ancient Persian mythology. In the Avesta it is also called the Sarsaok.In the 1300s, it was said to have raided Iran, giving itself a name as a fearsome beast.
Apaosha
Apaosha (Apaoša, Apauša) is the Avestan language name of Zoroastrianism's demon of drought. He is the epitomized antithesis of Tishtrya, divinity of the star Sirius and guardian of rainfall. In Zoroas...
Peri
In Persian mythology, the Peri (Persian: پری‎ pari) are exquisite, winged fairy-like spirits ranking between angels and evil spirits. They sometimes visit the realm of mortals. In earlier source...
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Let's Play Swing
Let's Play Swing (Persian: تاب تاب عباسی‎) is a childish old Persian folk song. The song is written by Marzieh Lian. This song is usually sang when Iranian children are swinging.
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Anzû (mythology)
Anzû, before misread as Zû (Sumerian: AN.ZUD2, AN.ZUD, AN.IM.DUGUD.MUŠEN; cuneiform: an.zud.mušen), also known as Imdugud, is a lesser divinity or monster in several Mesopotamian religions. He was co...
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Daeva
Daeva (daēuua, daāua, daēva) is an Avestan language term for a particular sort of supernatural entity with disagreeable characteristics. In the Gathas, the oldest texts of the Zoroastrian canon, the d...
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Ferdowsi
Hakim Abu ʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (940–1020 CE), or Firdawsi, was a highly revered Persian poet and the author of the epic of Shahnameh (the Persian "Book of Kings"), which is the world's longest epic ...
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Zarik
In Persian mythology, Zarik (or Zarich) is a Daeva in the service of Ahriman. Oft-depicted in female form, Zarik is the daeva personification of aging. Her amesha rival counterpart is Ameretat.
Shabrang
In Persian mythology, Shabrang, full name Shabrang Behzād (Persian: شبرنگ بهزاد‎) literally "night-coloured purebred", was the horse of the hero Siyâvash. In a trial of his righteousness, Siyâv...
Shahnameh
The Shahnameh or Shahnama (Persian: شاهنامه‎ [ʃɒːhnɒːˈme], "The Book of Kings") is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of G...
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Rostam
Rostam or Rustam (Persian: رُستَم‎, pronounced [ɾos'tæm, ɾʊs'tæm]) is the epic hero of the Persian epic Shahnameh in Persian mythology, and son of Zal and Rudaba. In the story, Rostam and his p...
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Fulad-zereh
Fulad-zereh (Persian: فولادزره‎ Fulâd-zereh) meaning "[possessing] steel armor," is the name of a huge horned demon in the Persian story of Amir Arsalan.Fulad-zereh made aerial wanderings and sp...
Manticore
The manticore (Early Middle Persian Martyaxwar) is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark...
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Azerbaijani dances
There are a number of Azerbaijani dances (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Reqsleri).Azerbaijan’s national dance shows the characteristics of the Azerbaijani nation. These dances differ from other dances w...
Azerbaijani dances - Wikipedia
Angra Mainyu
Angra Mainyu (also: Aŋra Mainiiu) is the Avestan-language name of Zoroastrianism's hypostasis of the "destructive spirit". The Middle Persian equivalent is Ahriman (/ˈɑːrɪmən/).
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Huma bird
The Huma (Persian: هما‎, pronounced Homā, Avestan: Homāio), also Homa, is a legendary bird especially within the Iranian mythologyand Sufi fable. It is said to never come to rest, living its ent...
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Chamrosh
Chamrosh is a bird in Persian mythology said to live on the summit of Mount Alborz. Chamrosh is described as having the body of a dog with the head and wings of a bird. It was said to inhabit the grou...
Ghoul
A ghoul is a folkloric monster or evil spirit associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead. The oldest surviving literature that mention ghouls is likely One Thousa...
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Al (folklore)
Al (or Hal; Armenian: Ալ or Ալք, Mongol: Гал "Qal", Oirat: Һал, Persian: آل, Russian: Алы, Turkish: Al, Azerbaijanese: Xal, ) is a class of demon in the folklore of the Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia, A...
Iranian folklore
Iranian folklore, including jokes, legends, games, folklore heroes and beliefs is sophisticated and complex.
Iranian folklore - Wikipedia
Shadhavar
Shadhahvar is a type of carnivorous unicorn in Persian folklore which resembles a gazelle with a single hollow horn. Graceful and a little melancholy, the animal stands approximately six feet tall at ...
Zahhak
Zahhāk or Zahāk ([zæhɒːk]) (in Persian: ضحاک‎/ذهاک) or Zohhāk is an evil figure in Iranian mythology, evident in ancient Iranian folklore as Aži Dahāka (Azh dahak), the name by which he also app...
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Jahi
Jahi is the Avestan language name of Zoroastrianism's demoness of "lasciviousness." As a hypostatic entity, Jahi is variously interpreted as "hussy," "rake," "libertine," "courtesan" and "one who lea...
Roc (mythology)
Roc (from the Arabic and Persian رخ Rokh or Rukh) is an enormous legendary bird of prey.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this word perhaps influenced the word Rook chess piece, though ...
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Aka Manah
Aka Manah is the Avestan language name for the Zoroastrian daeva "Evil Mind", "Evil Purpose", "Evil Thinking" or "Evil Intention". Aka Manah is the demon of sensual desire that was sent by Ahriman to ...
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Shahbaz (bird)
Shahbaz (Persian: شَهباز‎) is the name of a fabled bird. It is like an eagle, bigger than a hawk or falcon. The shahbaz lived in the Zagros, Alborz, and Ghafghaz mountains of Iran. In old Persi...
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Div-e-Sepid
In the Persian epic of Shahnameh Div-e Sepid, or Div-e Sefid, (Lit.White Demon) is the chieftain of the Divs (Persian for Demons) of Mazandaran. He is a huge being. He possesses great physical strengt...
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