YMMV: The Shahnameh

  • Squick: See the Obviously Evil 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.
  • Periphery Demographic: The Shahnameh is understandably popular with the remaining Zoroastrians, as it preserves important information about Zoroastrian Persia, and Zoroastrian religious history.