History Literature / TheShahnameh

7th May '15 9:44:24 PM Timurlame
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* GodOfEvil: Ahriman, who is opposed by his brother (or creator) Ohrmazd.


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* MixAndMatchCritters: The Simurgh is a bird with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion.
28th Oct '14 6:18:23 AM Timurlame
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* SavingTheWorldWithArt: Talhand and Gav, two half-brothers, vie for the throne of Hind, but Talhand dies in battle against a mutual enemy without a wound. Their mother suspects that Gav killed him and threatens to start civil war. But then the sages of the court invent the game of Chess and use the piece movements to reenact the battle, ending with the King capturing several pieces and then ultimately being checkmated, thus representing how the half-brother died of battle fatigue. In the end, the mother was appeased and the game of Chess averted civil war.

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* SavingTheWorldWithArt: Talhand and Gav, two half-brothers, vie for the throne of Hind, but Talhand dies in battle against a mutual enemy without a wound. Their mother suspects that Gav killed him and threatens to start civil war. But then the sages of the court invent the game of Chess and use the piece movements to reenact the battle, ending with the King capturing several pieces and then ultimately being checkmated, thus representing how the half-brother died of battle fatigue. In the end, the mother was appeased and the game of Chess averted civil war. war.
** In a Meta example, the Shahnameh essentially saved the entire Iranian culture from being completely subsumed by Arab traditions. Ferdowsi made it cool to write in Persian again.
26th Feb '14 10:29:11 PM Thunderforge
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* SavingTheWorldWithArt: Talhand and Gav, two half-brothers, vie for the throne of Hind, but Talhand dies in battle against a mutual enemy without a wound. Their mother suspects that Gav killed him and threatens to start civil war. But then the sages of the court invent the game of Chess and use the piece movements to reenact the battle, ending with the King capturing several pieces and then ultimately being checkmated, thus representing how the half-brother died of battle fatigue. In the end, the mother was appeased and the game of Chess averted civil war.
22nd Jun '13 5:06:39 PM LadyJafaria
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* ScaledUp: King Faridun turns into a dragon. Notably, this isn't for fighting; it's to test his sons, and the son who he believes is worthy is the one who ''doesn't'' attack the dragon right away and talks to him instead.
15th Apr '13 8:09:00 AM narm00
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Ferdowsi made a point of writing his poem in Persian when most literature at the time was in Arabic. He also refused to adapt the pre-Islamic legends to [[HijackedByJesus accommodate Muslim beliefs]]. The popularity of the ''The Shahnameh'' pretty much revived the Persian language, and it continues to be revered as a classic of Persian literature.

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Ferdowsi made a point of writing his poem in Persian when most literature at the time was in Arabic. He also refused to adapt the pre-Islamic legends to [[HijackedByJesus accommodate Muslim beliefs]]. The popularity of the ''The Shahnameh'' pretty much revived the Persian language, and it continues to be revered as a classic of Persian literature.



* ActionGirl: Gordafarid, who manages stalemate Sohrab.

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* ActionGirl: Gordafarid, who manages to stalemate Sohrab.Sohrab.
* BadAss: It's an epic, so they're all over the place, but Rostam stands head & shoulders above the rest.



* BadAss: It's an epic, so they're all over the place, but Rostam stands head & shoulders above the rest.



* {{Curse}}: Whoever kills Esfandiyār is cursed to die and suffer in this life and the next. [[spoiler: Fortunately for Rostem it can take into account {{Uriah Gambit}}s]]

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* {{Curse}}: Whoever kills Esfandiyār is cursed to die and suffer in this life and the next. [[spoiler: Fortunately for Rostem it can take into account {{Uriah Gambit}}s]]Gambit}}s.]]
27th Aug '12 11:20:14 AM ArcadesSabboth
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* ObviouslyEvil: The wicked king Zahhak. He has a [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snake]] growing from each shoulder! Oh, and he feeds them human brains. See {{Squick}} under YMMV.

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* ObviouslyEvil: The wicked king Zahhak. He has a [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snake]] snake growing from each shoulder! Oh, and he feeds them human brains. See {{Squick}} under YMMV.


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15th Feb '12 11:54:44 AM Zyxzy
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** Then there's the other main villain, Afrasiyab the Turanian/Turk. The Turks had by this point overrun large parts of Persia, and had been enemies of the Persians since before Islam. Afrasiyab gets subjected to a near-endless HumiliationCongaLine all through the story of Rustam. This lead to trouble for Ferdowsi when he was taken prisoner by the [[BloodKnight ferocious warlord Mahmud of Ghazna]], who was Turkish.

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** Then there's the other main villain, Afrasiyab the Turanian/Turk. The Turks had by this point overrun large parts of Persia, and had been enemies of the Persians since before Islam. Afrasiyab gets subjected to a near-endless HumiliationCongaLine HumiliationConga all through the story of Rustam. This lead to trouble for Ferdowsi when he was taken prisoner by the [[BloodKnight ferocious warlord Mahmud of Ghazna]], who was Turkish.
9th Jan '12 6:59:58 PM Ardashir
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** Then there's the other main villain, Afrasiyab the Turanian/Turk. The Turks had by this point overrun large parts of Persia, and had been enemies of the Persians since before Islam. Afrasiyab gets subjected to a near-endless HumiliationCongaLine all through the story of Rustam. This lead to trouble for Ferdowsi when he was taken prisoner by the [[BloodKnight ferocious warlord Mahmud of Ghazna]], who was Turkish.
26th Dec '11 3:33:20 PM ArcadesSabboth
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''The Shahnameh'' is OlderThanPrint, having been written a few centuries before the printing press. However, since most of the legends come from an ancient {{oral tradition}}, many portions of the work are probably OlderThanFeudalism, and some might even be OlderThanDirt.

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''The Shahnameh'' is OlderThanPrint, having been written a few centuries before the printing press. However, since most a good chunk of the legends come it comes from an ancient {{oral tradition}}, Sassanid-period historiographies (224-651 CE), many portions episodes of the work are probably OlderThanFeudalism, and some might even be OlderThanDirt.at least in outline.
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