04 julio, 2020

Guía de lectura: El Shāh-nāmeh, Parte 2


Esta entrada es un acompañamiento a las sesiones de lectura que estamos haciendo del Shāh-nāmeh, el Libro de los Reyes, en nuestro canal de Twitch.

¡Échale un vistazo!
· Link al directo: 
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/669022960

Personajes

· Jamshīd. Heredero de Tahmures. Pasó varios cientos de años organizando el mundo y creó el festival de Nowruz, el Año Nuevo persa. Sin embargo, su reinado tomó una dirección equivocada. 

The Court of Jamshid | Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler ...
La corte de Jamshīd, Tabriz, c. 1520.
The Freer Gallery of Art

03 julio, 2020

Reading guide: Shāh-nāmeh, Part 3


This post is a follow up to the reading sessions of the Shāh-nāmeh, the Book of Kings, on our Twitch channel.

Take a look!


Characters

· Merdās. King of the land of the Arabs and father of Zahhāk. 

· Zahhāk. Son of Merdās and first prince of the Arabs, then king. Raises to power with the help of Iblis. Is cursed because of a kiss and later becomes the king of Iran and the whole world. 


Zahhāk by Hoorakhsh Studios, 2018


· Iblis. The Devil himself. Appears to Zahhāk disguised as an old man, a young cook and a wise doctor. Tricks Zahhāk until he gives himself entirely to him. 


Iblis. Kitāb al-Mawālīd, c. 1300

· Shahrnāz and Arnavāz. Depending on the version, sisters or daughters of Jamshīd. Zahhāk teaches them the arts of black magic and they become powerful sorceress. 


Zahh
āk receives Shahrnāz and Arnavāz. 
MSS 1030, f. 27, c. 1520.The Khalili Collection.

· Armayel and Garmayel. A pair of young men that pretend to be cooks to work at Zahhāk's kitchens and save some lives. 




23 junio, 2020

Reading guide: Shāh-nāmeh, Part 2

This post is a follow up to the reading sessions of the Shāh-nāmeh, the Book of Kings, on our Twitch channel.

Take a look!
· Link to the stream: 
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/658355178


Characters

· Jamshīd. Heir of Tahmures. He spent several hundred years organising the world, and he created the festival of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. However, his reign took a wrong turn. 

The Court of Jamshid | Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler ...
The Court of Jamshīd, Tabriz, c. 1520.
The Freer Gallery of Art