Questions tagged [shahnameh]

For questions about the "Persian book of kings" and the national epic of Iran.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
9 votes
0 answers

Primary sources for Persian land of Shadu-kam?

I'd like to find the primary sources (if any) for a Persian mythical land called Shadu-kam. It's supposed to be the realm of the Peris, a kind of fairyland, but I can't seem to find much about it. I ...
Brian Buckley's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer

What is the significance of kissing someone's shoulder in the Shahnameh?

I have been reading the Shahnameh, and there's a scene where a demon kisses a character's shoulders, which causes "two black snakes [to grow from the character's] shoulders." "I have one request to ...
user avatar