Persian mythology
Persian mythology are traditional tales and stories of ancient origin, all involving extraordinary or supernatural beings. Drawn from the legendary past of Iran, they reflect the attitudes of the soci...
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The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
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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Yazata
Yazata, in the Avestan language of Zoroastrianism, signifies, or is an epithet of, a god or deity. The term literally means "worthy of worship or veneration". The yazatas collectively are "the good po...
Baas-o-Beyt
Baas-o-Beyt (Sistanian: بئث و بئت) is a special kind of rhyming game common among Sistanian people and is generally considered as a genre of Sistanian poetry (called Seytak) played by composing verses...
The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
Faramarz Nama
:Faramarz-nama (Persian: فرامرز نامه‎) is a Persian epic recounting the adventures of the hero Faramarz who is the son of Rustam.
The history book Tarikh-i Sistan (history of Sistan) mention...
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Ameretat
Ameretat (Amərətāt) is the Avestan language name of the Zoroastrian divinity/divine concept of immortality. Ameretat is the Amesha Spenta of long life on earth and perpetuality in the hereafter. 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...
Royal stars
In Astrology, the Royal Stars of Persia were regarded as the guardians of the sky in approximately 3000 BCE during the time of the Ancient Persians in the area of modern day Iran. The Persians believe...
Hamzanama
The Hamzanama (Persian/Urdu: حمزه نامه, Epic of Hamza) or Dastan-e-Amir Hamza (Persian/Urdu: داستان امیر حمزه, Adventures of Amir Hamza) narrates the legendary exploits of Hamza bin Azrak, a brave man...
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Bushyasta
Bushyasta (Avestan, būšyāsta, būšiiąstā) is the Zoroastrian demon (daeva) of "Sloth". Her stock epithet is "the long-handed."In scripture as well as in later tradition, Bushyasta (Middle Persian Busha...
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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Paristan
Paristan or Pari-estan (Persian: پریستان‎ pariyestân, "fairyland"; پری pari [fairy] + the suffix -stan) is a name of a fairyland in the folklore of Middle East, South Asia and Central Asia. In m...
Garshasp
Garshāsp (گرشاسپ) is the name of a monster-slaying hero in Iranian mythology. The Avestan form of his name is Kərəsāspa and in Middle Persian his name is Kirsāsp.
In the Zoroastrian religious text...
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Yeruslan Lazarevich
Yeruslan Lazarevich (Cyrilic: Еруслан Лазаревич), also known as Eruslan Lazarevich or in the Tatar original Uruslan, is the Russian folk literature hero of The Tale of Eruslane Lazarevic, recounting t...
Mithra
Mithra (Avestan: 𐬀𐬭𐬚𐬌𐬨 Miθra, Old Persian: 𐎷𐎰𐎼 Miça) is the Zoroastrian angelic Divinity (yazata) of Covenant and Oath. In addition to being the Divinity of Contracts, Mithra is also a jud...
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Yadegar-e Zariran
The Yādegār-e Zarirān [jɒːdeˈɡɒːɾe zæɾiːɾˈɒːn] (Persian: یادگار زریران‎) or Ayādgār ī Zarērān (English: "Memorial of Zarēr"), is a short Middle Persian (Pahlavi) text of ancient Iranian epic poe...
Yadegar-e Zariran - Wikipedia
Zaav
Zaav, Zav or Zou was a mythical Iranian king. He was a descendant of Nowzar and ruled over Iran about five years.
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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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...
Anzû (mythology) - Wikipedia
Asha
Asha (/ˈɑːʃə/; aša) is the Avestan language term (corresponding to Vedic language ṛta) for a concept of cardinal importance to Zoroastrian theology and doctrine. In the moral sphere, aša/arta represen...
Tahmina
Tahmeena, Tahmina, Tehmina or Tahmineh (Persian: تَهمينه‎) is a female character in the story, Rostam and Sohrab, part of the 10th-century Persian epic of Shahnameh. Her name is mentioned as the...
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Bizhan Nama
BĪŽAN-NAMA (Persian: بیژن نامه‎), is an Persian epic poem of ca. 1,900 couplets relating the adventures of the legendary hero Bīžan son of Giv. Zabiollah Safa, an Iranian literary scholars note...
Borzu Nama
The Borzu Nama (pronounced as BORZŪ-NĀMA) (Persian: برزو نامه‎) is an Persian epic poem of ca. 65,000 couplets recounting the exploits and adventures of the legendary hero Borzu, son of Sohrab ...
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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...