Persian Mythology

At the core of that mythical tale was the Persian king's outrage at having been lied to by his wife. Of course, dishonesty is frowned upon in many cultures. In ancient Persia, however, dishonesty was seen as the worst of all character ...

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Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420510386

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Author Don Nardo examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Persian mythology. Origin / creation stories, early gods, mythical kings and heroes, and Zoroastrianism are all covered. This volume has a map of ancient Persia, a visual organizer grouping major characters, a table of major characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, and bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.

Persian Myths

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 ...

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Author: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis

Publisher: British Museum Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032930441

Category: Iran

Page: 80

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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.

Persian and Caucasus Myths

Two captivating manuscripts in one book: Persian Mythology Tales from the Caucasus

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Author: Matt Clayton

Publisher: Refora Publications

ISBN: 1953934242

Category:

Page: 198

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Two captivating manuscripts in one book: Persian Mythology Tales from the Caucasus

Persian Mythology

Discusses the mythology of ancient Persia and of religions which have flourished there, notably Zoroastrianism.

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Author: John R. Hinnells

Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books

ISBN: IND:39000005537910

Category: Mythology, Iranian.

Page: 143

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Discusses the mythology of ancient Persia and of religions which have flourished there, notably Zoroastrianism.

Tales of Ancient Persia

Persian legends of valor and heroism taken from the first part of Firdausi's Sha-Nama, an epic poem covering the history of Persia through the seventh century.

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Author: Barbara Leonie Picard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015032816038

Category: Folklore

Page: 173

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Persian legends of valor and heroism taken from the first part of Firdausi's Sha-Nama, an epic poem covering the history of Persia through the seventh century.

Persian Myths Tales

A fabulous concoction of verse and prose, these classical Persian texts offer stories of creation, love, conquest and the simple joy of life.

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Publisher: Flame Tree Collections

ISBN: 1839647744

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The Shah Nameh (The Book of Kings), The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan (The Flower Garden) are amongst the greatest works of Persia, containing some of the most beautiful, rich and diverse language in the literary world. They rival Dante's Divine Comedy, India's Mahabharata, Sumeria's Epic of Gigamesh and China's Dream of Red Mansions in their cultural impact, bringing to life the tales, myths and philosophy of ancient and high-medieval Persia. A fabulous concoction of verse and prose, these classical Persian texts offer stories of creation, love, conquest and the simple joy of life. The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

Persian Legends

These stories, which her grandmother first heard from her own mother and grandmother, began Reids fascination with the Persian legends and folktales that she has selected and reinterpreted in Persian Legends.

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Author: Mehry M. Reid

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462055214

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Persian folklore has been handed down from generation to generation for centuries in an effort to understand the past and pass on valuable lessons. Mehry M. Reid remembers sitting next to her grandmother, as she relayed captivating stories adapted to express her own feelings, hopes, and desires. These stories, which her grandmother first heard from her own mother and grandmother, began Reid’s fascination with the Persian legends and folktales that she has selected and reinterpreted in Persian Legends. As Reid transports readers of all ages on an unforgettable journey through ancient Persia, she highlights an eclectic group of characters comprised of people, animals, and objects that trace historical events, share legends most favored in Persian culture, and offer tales that convey their meanings in simple, often humorous ways. Take a walk with Princess Mina in the rose garden; listen to the king’s storyteller; travel to the mountain of the forty virgins; discover the charm of the red diamond; and go to the crystal cave and drink from the wish fountain. Persian Legends: A Book of 101 Stories shares a memorable collection of legends and tales that provides a glimpse into Persian history, helps others appreciate ancient tales, and most importantly, preserves the legacy of folk literature for future generations.

The Ancient Persians

The sidebars in The Ancient Persians include quoted passages from books , poems , and prayers dating back hundreds or ... These images can help us better understand the spirit of the myths and the way a society's traditional tales have ...

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Author: Virginia Schomp

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761446443

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Explores the mythology of the ancient Persians.

Escaping the Cave of God

That's why almost every “tales of ancients” verse comes after or before a resurrection verse. In hadith books, you can find ... Verses he was revealing to the crowd were not ancient tales like Persian myths, they were Persian myths.

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Author: Zeko of Alexandria

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365844508

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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Al-Kahf is the most popular chapter of the Quran and so many scholars tried to explain this surah. Studies created a wide range of tafsir from identity seeking to space travels in the far future. But what does this chapter really tell us? What did people of the era understand when they read this part of the book? This work claims that it's not necessary to teleport ourselves to the past to find the answer. This book is focused on solving the mind algorithms of the era by looking at nature with an ancient person's eyes. This work can make you forget all past tafsirs and gain a new viewpoint on the Holy Book.

Mythology in the Middle Ages Heroic Tales of Monsters Magic and Might

Persian Myths. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. Ferdowsi, A. The Legend ofSeyavash. Washington, DC: Mage Publishers, 2004. Ferdowsi, A., and D. Davis. The Lion and the Throne: Storiesfrom the Shahnameh ofFerdowsi, Vol. 1.

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Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313027253

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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Placing heroes from a wide range of medieval traditions shoulder to shoulder, this title provides the opportunity to examine what is common across medieval mythic, legendary, and folkloric traditions, as well as what seems unique. • Each chapter begins with historical context, includes examination of key terms, and ends with suggestions for further reading • A chronology and bibliography are also included