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Zahhak
ZAHHāK or ZAHāK (pronounced ) (in Persian : ضحّاک‎‎/ذهّاک) or BIVAR ASP (Persian : بیوَر اَسپ‎‎ meaning "he who owns ten thousands of horses") is an evil figure in Iranian mythology , evident in ancient Iranian folklore as AžI DAHāKA (Azh dahak), the name by which he also appears in the texts of the Avesta
Avesta
. In Middle Persian
Middle Persian
he is called Dahāg or Bēvar-Asp, the latter meaning " 10,000 horses". In Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism
, Zahak (going under the name Aži Dahāka) is considered the son of Angra Mainyu
Angra Mainyu
, the foe of Ahura Mazda
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Arab Conquest Of Persia
KHUZESTAN * Hormizd-Ardashir * Susa
Susa
* Ram-Hormizd * Shushtar * Gundishapur CENTRAL PERSIA * Nahavand * Spahan * Waj Rudh * Ray NORTHERN PERSIA * Tabaristan
Tabaristan
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Anahita
ANAHITA is the Old Persian
Old Persian
form of the name of an Iranian goddess and appears in complete and earlier form as AREDVI SURA ANAHITA (Arədvī Sūrā Anāhitā), the Avestan name of an Indo-Iranian cosmological figure venerated as the divinity of "the Waters" ( Aban ) and hence associated with fertility, healing and wisdom. Aredvi Sura Anahita
Anahita
is Ardwisur Anahid or NAHID in Middle and Modern Persian , and Anahit in Armenian . An iconic shrine cult of Aredvi Sura Anahita
Anahita
was – together with other shrine cults – "introduced apparently in the 4th century BCE and lasted until it was suppressed in the wake of an iconoclastic movement under the Sassanids ." The Greek and Roman historians of classical antiquity refer to her either as ANAïTIS or identified her with one of the divinities from their own pantheons
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Old Persian
Western Iranian languages
Iranian languages
------------------------- OLD PERSIAN (c. 525 – 300 BCE) Old Persian cuneiform ------------------------- MIDDLE PERSIAN (c. 300 BCE – 800 CE) Pahlavi scripts Manichaean alphabet Avestan alphabet ------------------------- MODERN PERSIAN (from 800) Persian alphabet
Persian alphabet
• Tajiki Cyrillic alphabet The OLD PERSIAN LANGUAGE is one of the two directly attested Old Iranian languages
Iranian languages
(the other being Avestan ). Old Persian
Old Persian
appears primarily in the inscriptions, clay tablets , and seals of the Achaemenid era (c. 600 BCE to 300 BCE)
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Zehak
ZEHAK (Persian : زهك‎‎) is a city in and the capital of Zehak County , Sistan and Baluchestan Province
Sistan and Baluchestan Province
, Iran
Iran
. At the 2006 census, its population was 11,180, in 2,297 families. REFERENCES * ^ Zehak
Zehak
can be found at GEOnet Names Server , at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "217762" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database". * ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" . Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran
. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11
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Persian Language
PERSIAN (/ˈpɜːrʒən/ or /ˈpɜːrʃən/ ), also known by its endonym FARSI (فارسی fārsi ( listen )), is one of the Western Iranian languages
Iranian languages
within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family . It is primarily spoken in Iran
Iran
, Afghanistan (officially known as Dari since 1958), and Tajikistan
Tajikistan
(officially known as Tajiki since the Soviet era), and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran
Iran
. It is written in the Persian alphabet , a modified variant of the Arabic script
Arabic script

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Azhdarchidae
See text SYNONYMS "Titanopterygiidae" Padian, 1984 (preoccupied) AZHDARCHIDAE (from Persian word azhdar (اژدر), a dragon-like creature in Persian mythology
Persian mythology
) is a family of pterosaurs known primarily from the late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
Period, though an isolated vertebra apparently from an azhdarchid is known from the early Cretaceous
Cretaceous
as well (late Berriasian
Berriasian
age, about 140 million years ago). Azhdarchids included some of the largest known flying animals of all time, but members no larger than a cat have also been found. Originally considered a sub-family of Pteranodontidae
Pteranodontidae
, Nesov (1984) named the azhdarchinae to include the pterosaurs Azhdarcho
Azhdarcho
, Quetzalcoatlus , and "Titanopteryx" (now known as Arambourgiania )
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Pterosaur
PTEROSAURS (/ˈtɛrəˌsɔːr, ˈtɛroʊ-/ ; from the Greek "πτερόσαυρος", "pterosauros", meaning "winged lizard") were flying reptiles of the extinct clade or order PTEROSAURIA. They existed from the late Triassic
Triassic
to the end of the Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(228 to 66 million years ago ). Pterosaurs are the earliest vertebrates known to have evolved powered flight. Their wings were formed by a membrane of skin, muscle, and other tissues stretching from the ankles to a dramatically lengthened fourth finger. Early species had long, fully toothed jaws and long tails, while later forms had a highly reduced tail, and some lacked teeth
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Babylon
BABYLON (𒆍𒀭𒊏𒆠 Akkadian
Akkadian
: Bābili or Babilim; Aramaic
Aramaic
: בבל, Babel; Arabic : بَابِل‎‎, Bābil; Hebrew : בָּבֶל‎‎, Bavel) was a major city of ancient Mesopotamia . The city was built upon the Euphrates
Euphrates
river and divided in equal parts along its left and right banks, with steep embankments to contain the river's seasonal floods. Babylon
Babylon
was originally a small Akkadian
Akkadian
city dating from the period of the Akkadian
Akkadian
Empire c. 2300 BC. The town became an independent city-state with the rise of the First Amorite Babylonian Dynasty in the nineteenth century BC
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Adi Sesha
In Hinduism
Hinduism
, SHESHA ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: Śeṣa), also known as SHESHANAGA (Śeṣanāga) or ADISHESHA (Ādi Śeṣa), is the nagaraja or king of all nāgas and one of the primal beings of creation. In the Puranas
Puranas
, Shesha
Shesha
is said to hold all the planets of the universe on his hoods and to constantly sing the glories of the God Vishnu
Vishnu
from all his mouths. He is sometimes referred to as ANANTA SHESHA, which translates as endless- Shesha
Shesha
or ADISHESHA "first Shesha". It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place; when he coils back, the universe ceases to exist.He is also described in Buddhism as Vasuki
Vasuki
. Vishnu
Vishnu
is often depicted as resting on Shesha
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Arabic Language
ARABIC ( Arabic
Arabic
: العَرَبِيَّة‎, al-ʻarabiyyah ( listen ) or Arabic
Arabic
: عَرَبِيّ‎ ʻarabī ( listen ) or ) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world
Arab world
. It is named after the Arabs
Arabs
, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula . The modern written language ( Modern Standard Arabic ) is derived from Classical Arabic . It is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media
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Alborz
ALBORZ ( listen (help ·info ) Persian : البرز‎‎), also spelled as ALBURZ, ELBURZ or ELBORZ, is a mountain range in northern Iran
Iran
that stretches from the border of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
along the western and entire southern coast of the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
and finally runs northeast and merges into the Aladagh Mountains in the northern parts of Khorasan . This mountain range is divided into Western, Central, and Eastern Alborz
Alborz
Mountains. The Western Alborz
Alborz
Range (usually called the Talish Mountains ) runs south-southeastward almost along the western coast of the Caspian Sea
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Persia
IRAN (/ɪˈrɑːn/ ( listen ), also /ɪˈræn/ ; Persian : ایران‎‎ Irān ( listen )), also known as PERSIA (/ˈpɜːrʒə/ ), officially the ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (Persian : جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān ( listen )), is a sovereign state in Western Asia
Western Asia

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Denkard
The DēNKARD or DēNKART ( Middle Persian
Middle Persian
: "Acts of Religion") is a 10th-century compendium of the Mazdaen Zoroastrian beliefs and customs. The Denkard is to a great extent an "Encyclopedia of Mazdaism" and is a most valuable source of information on the religion. The Denkard is not itself considered scripture
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Khvarenah
KHVARENAH or KHWARENAH (Avestan : 𐬓𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬥𐬀𐬵 xᵛarənah) is an Avestan word for a Zoroastrian concept literally denoting "glory" or "splendour" but understood as a divine mystical force or power projected upon and aiding the appointed. The neuter noun thus also connotes "(divine) royal glory," reflecting the perceived divine empowerment of kings. The term also carries a secondary meaning of "(good) fortune"; those who possess it are able to complete their mission or function. In 3rd-7th century Sassanid
Sassanid
-era inscriptions as well as in the 9th-12th century texts of Zoroastrian tradition, the word appears as Zoroastrian Middle Persian
Middle Persian
khwarrah, rendered with the Pahlavi ideogram GDE, reflecting Aramaic
Aramaic
gada "fortune." Middle Persian khwarrah continues as New Persian
New Persian
k(h)orra
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