* {{Squick}}: See the ObviouslyEvil example above about Zahhak, who had ''brain-eating snakes on his shoulders''! His kind-hearted cooks trick him by mixing one victim's brain with a sheep's brain. Unfortunately, this still means that every day one innocent man gets his brain removed.
* PeripheryDemographic: The Shahnameh is understandably popular with the remaining Zoroastrians, as it preserves important information about Zoroastrian Persia, and Zoroastrian religious history.