HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Iranian Folklore
IRANIAN FOLKLORE, also known as PERSIAN FOLKLORE, consists of jokes, folktales, games, folklore heroes and beliefs. It is often sophisticated and complex. Talisman for warding off co-wife, undated
[...More...]

"Iranian Folklore" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

The Wolf And The Seven Young Kids
"THE WOLF AND THE SEVEN YOUNG GOATS" (German : Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein) is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm , tale number 5. It is Aarne-Thompson type 123, but has a strong resemblance to The Three Little Pigs and other Aarne-Thomspson type 124 folktales, and to the variant of Little Red Riding Hood that the Grimms collected, where she is rescued. CONTENTS * 1 Synopsis * 2 Adaptations * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links SYNOPSISA mother goat leaves her seven children at home while she ventures into the forest to find food. Before she leaves, she warns her young about the Big Bad Wolf who will try to sneak into the house and gobble them up. The wolf will pretend to be their mother and convince the kids to open the door. The young children will be able to recognize their true mother by her white feet and sweet voice. The mother goat leaves and the seven kids stay in the house
[...More...]

"The Wolf And The Seven Young Kids" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Ya'qub-i Laith Saffari
YA\'QūB IBN AL-LAYTH AL-SAFFāR (يعقوب بن الليث الصفار), or YA\'QūB-I LAYTH-I SAFFāRī (یعقوب لیث صفاری), born RāDMāN PūR-I MāHAK (Persian : رادمان پور ماهک‎‎) (October 25, 840 – June 5, 879), a Persian coppersmith, was the founder of the Saffarid dynasty
Saffarid dynasty
of Sistan
[...More...]

"Ya'qub-i Laith Saffari" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Unsuri
ABUL QASIM HASAN UNSURI BALKHI (Persian : ابوالقاسم حسن عنصری بلخی‎‎) (died 1039/1040) was a 10-11th century (4 -5th solar Hejri) Persian poet. ‘Unṣurī is said to have been born in Balkh
Balkh
, today located in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, and he eventually became a poet of the royal court of Mahmud of Ghazni
Mahmud of Ghazni
, and was given the title Malik-us Shu'ara (King of Poets) under Sultan Maḥmūd of Ghazna . His Divan is said to have contained 30,000 distichs, of which only 2500 remain today. It includes the romance epic Vāmiq u ‘Adhrā . The following dialog between an eagle and a crow, translated by Iraj Bashiri, is an example. In it the King of Poets, Unsuri, compares his own status vis-a-vis that of a young poet who has joined the court recently
[...More...]

"Unsuri" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Robin Hood
ROBIN HOOD is a heroic outlaw in English folklore
English folklore
who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman . Traditionally depicted as being dressed in Lincoln green , he is often portrayed as 'robbing from the rich and giving to the poor' alongside his band of Merry Men . Robin Hood
Robin Hood
became a popular folk figure in the late-medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in literature, films and television
[...More...]

"Robin Hood" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Azarbaijan
Coordinates : 37°36′N 47°00′E / 37.6°N 47.0°E / 37.6; 47.0 AZERBAIJAN or AZARBAIJAN (Persian : آذربایجان‎‎ Āzarbāijān ; Azerbaijani : آذربایجان‎ Azərbaycan ), also known as IRANIAN AZERBAIJAN, is a region in northwestern Iran
Iran
that borders Iraq
Iraq
, Turkey
Turkey
, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
, Armenia
Armenia
, and the Republic of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
. Iranian Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
is administratively divided into West Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
, East Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
, Ardabil
Ardabil
, and Zanjan provinces
[...More...]

"Azarbaijan" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Koroghlu
The EPIC OF KOROGHLU (Azerbaijani : Koroğlu dastanı, Turkish : Köroğlu destanı, Turkmen : Görogly dessany, Uzbek : Ko‘ro‘g‘li dostoni, Karakalpak : Góruǵli dástanı / Гөруғлы дәстаны) is a heroic legend prominent in the oral traditions of the Turkic peoples . The legend typically describes a hero who seeks to avenge a wrong. It was often put to music and played at sporting events as an inspiration to the competing athletes. Koroghlu is the main hero of epic with the same name in Azerbaijani and Turkish as well as some other Turkic languages . The epic tells about the life and heroic deeds of Koroghlu as a hero of the people who struggled against unjust rulers. The epic combines the occasional romance with Robin Hood -like chivalry. The legend first began to take shape sometime around the 11th century AD. The epic of Köroğlu exists in many variants in a number of different Turkic languages and is common to several different cultures
[...More...]

"Koroghlu" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Persian Gardens
The tradition and style of garden design represented by PERSIAN GARDENS or IRANIAN GARDENS (Persian : باغ ایرانی‎‎) has influenced the design of gardens from Andalusia
Andalusia
to India
India
and beyond. The gardens of the Alhambra
Alhambra
show the influence of Persian garden philosophy and style in a Moorish palace scale, from the era of al-Andalus in Spain
Spain
. Humayun\'s Tomb and Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
have some of the largest Persian gardens
Persian gardens
in the world, from the era of the Mughal Empire in India
[...More...]

"Persian Gardens" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Kurd
The KURDS (Kurdish : Kurd‎, کورد) or the KURDISH PEOPLE (Kurdish : Gelê Kurd‎, گەلی کورد‎) are an ethnic group in the Middle East
Middle East
, mostly inhabiting a contiguous area spanning adjacent parts of southeastern Turkey
Turkey
(Northern Kurdistan ), northwestern Iran
Iran
(Eastern Kurdistan ), northern Iraq
Iraq
(Southern Kurdistan ), and northern Syria
Syria
(Western Kurdistan ). The Kurds
Kurds
are culturally, historically and linguistically classified as belonging to the Iranian peoples . Globally, the Kurds
Kurds
are estimated to number anywhere from a low of 30 million, to possibly as high as 45 million, with the majority living in the region they regard as Greater Kurdistan
[...More...]

"Kurd" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Shabestar
SHABESTAR (Persian : شبستر‎‎; also known as CHABIASTAR, SHABIASTAR, and SHABISTAR) is a city in and the capital of Shabestar County , East Azerbaijan Province , Iran
Iran
. At the 2011 census, its population was 25,663, in 4,824 families. Shabestar
Shabestar
is located in proximity to Tabriz, the provincial capital, on the main Iranian-International railway line which connects Tehran and Tabriz
Tabriz
to Turkey
Turkey
and Europe
Europe
; During the Safavid
Safavid
period. Shabestar's economy and development has received a major boost due to the 'Azad' university built there. It is home to the renowned Iranian mysticist Sheikh Mahmoud Shabestari (is the creator of the sublime mystic poem Gulshan-e Raz (The Garden of Secrets)
[...More...]

"Shabestar" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Ayyarun
ÁYYāR, (Persian : عیار‎ Ayyâr, pl. Ayyârân, Arabic : عيار‎ ʿayyār, pl. ʿayyārūn) refers to a person associated with a class of warriors in Iraq and Iran from the 9th to the 12th centuries. The word literally means vagabond. Ayyars were associated with futuwwa , or medieval Islamic organizations located in cities. CONTENTS * 1 Emergence * 2 Reputation * 3 Regional influence * 4 References * 5 External links EMERGENCE'Ayyarun are believed to predate Islam, though most of the writing about them centers on their activities in Baghdad from the 10th to the 12th centuries. Baghdad was ruled by the Buyids (945–1055), and was a very lawless city, caused by fighting between Sunnis and Shi\'ites . They did many terrible things such as extorting taxes on roads and markets, burning wealthy quarters and markets, and looting the homes of the rich by night
[...More...]

"Ayyarun" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

PERI
In Persian mythology
Persian mythology
and Armenian mythology
Armenian mythology
, the PERI (Persian : پری‎‎ pari) are exquisite, winged fairy-like spirits ranking between angels and evil spirits. They sometimes visit the realm of mortals. In earlier sources, they are described as agents of evil who have been denied paradise until they have done penance ; later, they are benevolent
[...More...]

"PERI" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Dastan-e Amir Hamza
The HAMZANAMA (Persian /Urdu : حمزه نامه, Epic of Hamza) or DASTAN-E-AMIR HAMZA (Persian/Urdu: داستان امیر حمزه, Adventures of Amir Hamza ) narrates the legendary exploits of Amir Hamza, an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad , though most of the stories are extremely fanciful, "a continuous series of romantic interludes, threatening events, narrow escapes, and violent acts". Most of the characters of the Hamzanama are fictitious. In the West the work is best known for the enormous illustrated manuscript commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in about 1562. The Hamzanama contains 46 volumes and has approximately 48000 pages. It is said that Dastaan Ameer Hamza was written in the era of Mahmud of Ghazni . The text augmented the story, as traditionally told in dastan performances. The dastan (storytelling tradition) about Amir Hamza persists far and wide up to Bengal and Arakan (Burma), as the Mughals controlled those territories
[...More...]

"Dastan-e Amir Hamza" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Nasser Al-Din Shah Qajar
NASER AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR (16 July 1831 – 1 May 1896) (Persian : ناصرالدین شاه قاجار‎), also NASSEREDDIN SHAH QAJAR, was the King
King
of Persia from 5 September 1848 to 1 May 1896 when he was assassinated. He was the son of Mohammad Shah Qajar and Malek Jahān Khānom and the third longest reigning monarch in Iranian history after Shapur II
Shapur II
of the Sassanid dynasty and Tahmasp I
Tahmasp I
of the Safavid Dynasty
Dynasty
. Nasser al-Din Shah had sovereign power for close to 50 years and was also the first modern Iranian monarch to formally visit Europe
[...More...]

"Nasser Al-Din Shah Qajar" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Nizami Ganjavi
NIZAMI GANJAVI (Persian : نظامی گنجوی‎, translit. Niẓāmī Ganjavī, lit. 'Niẓāmī of Ganja '‎) (1141 to 1209), NIZAMI GANJE\'I, NIZAMI, or NEZāMI, whose formal name was Jamal ad-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyās ibn-Yūsuf ibn-Zakkī, was a 12th-century Persian Sunni
Sunni
Muslim
Muslim
poet. Nezāmi is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature , who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
, Iran
Iran
, the Kurdistan region and Tajikistan
Tajikistan

[...More...]

"Nizami Ganjavi" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Darius III Of Persia
DARIUS III (c. 380 – July 330 BC), originally named ARTASHATA and called CODOMANNUS by the Greeks, was the last king of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia
Persia
from 336 BC to 330 BC. Artashata adopted Darius as a dynastic name. His empire was unstable, with large portions governed by jealous and unreliable satraps and inhabited by disaffected and rebellious subjects. In 334 BC, Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
began his invasion of the Persian Empire and subsequently defeated the Persians in a number of battles before looting and destroying the capital Persepolis
Persepolis
, by fire, in 331 BC. With the Persian Empire now effectively under Alexander's control, Alexander then decided to pursue Darius. Before Alexander reached him, however, Darius was killed by the satrap Bessus , who was also his cousin
[...More...]

"Darius III Of Persia" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.