Persian Kāve Ahangar defeat his enemy evil dark lord zahak

written by Sophia

Persian hero Kāve Āhangar is a 5000-year-old figure in Iranian mythology who leads a popular uprising against a ruthless foreign ruler, Zahāk. His story is narrated in the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran (Persia), by the 10th-century Persian poet Ferdowsi. Illustration of Kaveh surrounded by his followers in a World War II magazine Kaveh the blacksmith on a stamp of the Iranian Soviet Socialist Republic, 1920 - one hand holding a hammer, and the other anachronistically waving the Republic's Red Flag. Kāveh was, according to ancient legends, a blacksmith who launched a national uprising against the evil foreign tyrant Zahāk, after losing two of his children to serpents of Zahāk. Kāveh expelled the foreigners and re-established the rule of Iranians.Many followed Kāveh to the Alborz Mountains in Damāvand, where Fereydun, son of Ābtin and Faranak was living. Then a young man, Fereydun agreed to lead the people against Zahāk. Zahāk had already left his capital, which fell to Fereydun's troops with little resistance. Fereydun released all of Zahāk's prisoners. Kāveh is the most famous of Persian mythological characters in resistance against despotic foreign rule in Iran.

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