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Rostam, the mythic hero of Ferosi's Shahnameh, high-relief made by master Fereydoon sedighi (Son of Master Abolhasan Sedighi, base floor of the Ferosi's mausoleum

Rostam is a mythical hero of Iran and son of Zaal and Rudabeh. In some ways, the position of Rostam in the historical tradition is curiously parallel to that of Surena, the hero of the Carrhae.

Rostam was a miracle baby. Within 5 days he had grown into a boy, and within weeks he had grown to the height and strength of a young man. As a child, he was the only person able to kill a white elephant that was rampaging through the palace.

By far, the most famous and popular story of Rostam in the Shahnameh is Rostam and Sohrab, in which he kills his own son Sohrab, while the two are unaware of the identity of their opponent until after Rostam wounds his son and during their final conversation the two realize they were father and son.

نقش برجسته رستم،اثر استاد فريدون صديقی، سرداب آرامگاه فردوسی در توس

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