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The Early Rulers of Persia, Part II: The Kayanian Dynasty

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 20:49
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Shahnameh (Book of Kings) Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020).

According to Persian epic tradition, the Kayanians were the second dynasty to rule the land which is known today as Iran. The Kayanians succeeded the Pishdadians, whose dynasty ended with the demise of their last king, Garshasp.

This was not just a change in dynasties, but also a change in eras. It was during this period that many of the heroes of Persia were introduced, of which the most renowned is Rostam. These heroes were mighty enough to claim the throne of Persia for themselves, however they did not do so due to their adherence to a code of honor.

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