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mohamma

mohamma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

March 5, 2014

another storu from SHAHNAME.

Rostam sets off to fee King Kay Kavus from demons. On the way he undergoes seven tests, a bit like Hercules. These are known as the seven heroic trials and are the subjects of many paintings.

Rakhsh fighting the Lion

1. The lion: Rakhsh gallops two days travel in one day. They rest and a lion appears. Rakhsh kills the lion while Rostam sleeps.

2. The desert: Rakhsh and Rostam get lost in a dry desert and nearly die of thirst. Their prayers bring a sheep who leads them to a stream.

Defeating the Dragon

3. The dragon: While Rostam sleeps a dragon appears. Rakhsh strikes his hoof on the ground, the dragon vanishes and Rostam wakes. Rostam is cross with Rakhsh for waking him up. This happens twice more. each time Rostam is saved by his horse but each time Rostam reprimands him. Finally Rostam sees the dragon. They fight, Rakhsh bites the dragon and Rostam cuts off its head.

4. The witch: They find a banquet of food spread out under some trees and sit down to eat. A beautiful woman appears welcoming them. Rostam praises her beauty and God for creating her. But she changes shape into a hideous terrifying hag. Rostam catches her and kills her.

Rostam capturing Ulad

5. Battle with Ulad: While Rostam sleeps (all great heroes have to sleep!) Rakhsh wanders into a field and starts eating the crops. The farmer is furious. Rostam fights the farmer and pulls off his ears. The farmer gets the hero Ulad to represent him. Ulad arrives with a whole army. Rostam destroys the whole army single-handedly. He then asks Ulad if he knows where King Kavus is being held. Ulad is so impressed with Rostam he offers to be his guide and protector.

Rostam fighting Arzhang

6. Demon King Arzhang: They come upon a demon encampment. Rostam and Rakhsh kill the demon king Arzhang and the other demons run away. They continue on the long journey to King Kavus.

Rostam killing the White Demon

7. The White Demon: King Kavus's castle is besieged by demons. Rostam waits until dawn comes and the demons fall asleep. He kills them. They capture the White Demon and cut out his liver. Kavus is set free. They have a great party.

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08:43 AM Oct 23 2015

mohamma

mohamma
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Shahnameh is best book in every time s.

02:03 AM Mar 05 2014

mohamma

mohamma
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Rostam kills the White Demon


02:02 AM Mar 05 2014

mohamma

mohamma
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Rostam fighting Arzhang


02:01 AM Mar 05 2014

mohamma

mohamma
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Rostam capturing Ulad


02:00 AM Mar 05 2014

mohamma

mohamma
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Rostam kills Dragon


01:59 AM Mar 05 2014

mohamma

mohamma
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

http://www.bl.uk/learning/images/story/rostam-kills-lion.jpg

Rakhsh killing the Lion