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Published by Newnes in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mythology, Persian.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn R. Hinnells.
SeriesLibrary of the world"s myths and legends
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1525
The Physical Object
Pagination143p. :
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15087980M
ISBN 100600342824

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It is a terrific book to learn about Persian mythology which has been overshadowed by Greek and Roman Mythology. It is very different and worth knowing about. One person found this helpful out of 5 stars Good book/5(9). Persian Mythology book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Ancient Persia provides a mine of folk lore and myth as rich as its civi /5(7). Large/oversized book on the history of Persian mythology. The topics covered include pre-Zoroastrian mythology, Zoroastrian mythology, Zurvanism, Mithraism, etc. Book contains many photographs of artifacts, art, and locations all related to the subject matter/5. Persian Mythology (Book) Book Details. ISBN. X. Title. Persian Mythology. Author. Hinnells, John. Publisher. Chancellor. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book.

Persian myths are traditional tales and stories of ancient origin, some involving extraordinary or supernatural beings. Drawn from the legendary past of Iran, they reflect the attitudes of the society to which they first belonged—attitudes towards the confrontation of good and evil, the actions of the gods, and the exploits of heroes and fabulous creatures. Rostam (Persian: رستم ‎ [rosˈtæm]), sometimes spelled Rustam, is the son of Zal and Rudaba, and the most celebrated legendary hero in Shahnameh and Persian mythology. In Shahnameh, Rostam and his predecessors are Marzbans of Sistan (present-day Iran and Afghanistan). Ancient Persian Mythology is the term now referencing what was once ancient Iranian religion prior to the rise of Zoroastrianism between c. BCE. This was a polytheistic faith with a pantheon led by the supreme god Ahura Mazda (“Lord of Wisdom”), champion of order, against the dark forces of Angra Mainyu (“Destructive Spirit”) and his legions of : Joshua J. Mark.   Stories of Ancient Iran. Yeki bood, yeki nabood. There once was a fox who lived near a garden. Many a day, he would slink through a hole in the garden wall, and eat .

The other major sources for Persian mythology are the Shahnameh (“The Book of Kings”) written by the Persian poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi (l. CE) drawing on the much earlier oral tradition, and the popular One Thousand Tales (better known as The Arabian Nights), written during the Sassanian Period ( CE) and also based on oral : Joshua J. Mark. Persian mythology (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Persian mythology. Author. Hinnells, John R. Publisher. Hamlyn. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book. Discusses the mythology of ancient Persia and of religions which have flourished there, notably Zoroastrianism. Persian Mythology [John r Hinnells, Illustrated] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Persian Mythology Hardcover - by John r Hinnells (Author)/5(4).