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Journal:   LITERARY STUDIES   SUMMER 2012 , Volume 45 , Number 2 (177); Page(s) 61 To 83.
 
Paper: 

TRACING THE ZOROASTRIAN AND BUNDAHESHN CREATION MYTH IN THE STORY OF ZAHHAK

 
 
Author(s):  JAHANPOUR FATEMEH, HAGHPARAST LEILA
 
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Abstract: 
This article aims to show that the recent story of Zahhak is in fact a re-modeling of the creation myth. This theory is proved through the comparison of the structural elements of the Zoroastrian myth of creation with the story of Zahhak from the Shahnama. For this purpose, initially, a summary of the creation myth is presented in three parts. Then, it is concluded that the triple division of Zahhak’s story corresponds to the three-thousand-year period of the creation myth. The comparison will subsequently reveal that Zurvan, Ahriman, Urmazd and their functions are recreated in the functions and characteristics of Jamshid, Zahhak, and Fereidoon respectively.
 
Keyword(s): THE SHAHNAMA, CREATION MYTH, AHRIMAN, URMAZD, ZAHHAK, FEREIDOON
 
 
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APA: Copy

JAHANPOUR, F., & HAGHPARAST, L. (2012). TRACING THE ZOROASTRIAN AND BUNDAHESHN CREATION MYTH IN THE STORY OF ZAHHAK. LITERARY STUDIES, 45(2 (177)), 61-83. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=288773



Vancouver: Copy

JAHANPOUR FATEMEH, HAGHPARAST LEILA. TRACING THE ZOROASTRIAN AND BUNDAHESHN CREATION MYTH IN THE STORY OF ZAHHAK. LITERARY STUDIES. 2012 [cited 2021December03];45(2 (177)):61-83. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=288773



IEEE: Copy

JAHANPOUR, F., HAGHPARAST, L., 2012. TRACING THE ZOROASTRIAN AND BUNDAHESHN CREATION MYTH IN THE STORY OF ZAHHAK. LITERARY STUDIES, [online] 45(2 (177)), pp.61-83. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=288773.



 
 
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