You may have studied the ancient Persian Empire in school, but have you ever wondered what kinds of stories the ancient Persians told to themselves and their children?The roots of Persian myth extend back more than five thousand years to the…
You may have studied the ancient Persian Empire in school, but have you ever wondered what kinds of stories the ancient Persians told to themselves and their children?The roots of Persian myth extend back more than five thousand years to the culture of the Aryan people who migrated into Iran from India. Ideas from this ancient culture have enjoyed amazing longevity and are alive even today as part of the Zoroastrian faith, which is still practiced in Iran, India, and several other places around the world.However, Persian myth is more than just sacred writings about divine beings. There are also fantastic tales of kings and queens, of foundling princes who gain their rightful place against all odds, of magical beasts, and the daring adventures of bold heroes who ride out to conquer demons and dragons alike-and who always come home victorious.In this book of captivating myths from the rich culture of ancient Persia, you will encounter: The struggle between the good creator, Ahura Mazda, and the evil destroyer, Angra MainyuThe story of Ahura Mazda's creation of the world and the Blessed Immortals who guard it and keep it in existenceHow Yima the good shepherd enlarged the world to make room for all its creatures and then saved it from an apocalyptic winterThe victory of the prophet Zarathustra over the demons sent to kill himThe story of Kuyamars, the very first Persian king, and his grandson Hushang, who discovered fireThe downfall of King Jamshid the Magnificent, who thought he was as powerful as GodThe evil Prince Zahhak, who had serpents growing out of his shouldersThe fearsome but kindly Simorgh, a mythical giant bird with a lion's headThe great hero Rostam and his faithful stallion, RakhshAnd more!Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button to read these and many more tales from ancient Persia!
Publisher: Refora Publications
Publication Date: Feb 3, 2021