16 Facts About Jamshid


Jamshid known as Yima is the fourth Shah of the mythological Pishdadian dynasty of Iran according to Shahnameh.

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In Persian mythology and folklore, Jamshid is described as the fourth and greatest king of the epigraphically unattested Pishdadian Dynasty.

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Name Jamshid is originally a compound of two parts, Jam and shid, corresponding to the Avestan names Yima and Xsaeta, derived from the proto-Iranian *Yamah Xsaitah.

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Jamshid deprived the daevas, who were demonic servants of the evil Ahriman, of wealth, herds and reputation during his reign.

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Jamshid creates streets and buildings, and brings nearly two thousand people to live therein.

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Jamshid creates artificial light, and finally seals the Vara with a golden ring.

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Jamshid had command over all the angels and demons of the world, and was both king and high priest of Hormozd.

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Jamshid was responsible for a great many inventions that made life more secure for his people: the manufacture of armor and weapons, the weaving and dyeing of clothes of linen, silk and wool, the building of houses of brick, the mining of jewels and precious metals, the making of perfumes and wine, the art of medicine, the navigation of the waters of the world in sailing ships.

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Jamshid had now become the greatest monarch the world had ever known.

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Jamshid was endowed with the royal farr, a radiant splendor that burned about him by divine favor.

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Jamshid was said to have had a magical seven-ringed cup, the Jam-e Jam which was filled with the elixir of immortality and allowed him to observe the universe.

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Jamshid's capital was erroneously believed to be at the site of the ruins of Persepolis, which for centuries was called Takht-i Jamshed, the "Throne of Jamshid".

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Jamshid boasted to his people that all of the good things they had come from him alone, and demanded that he should be accorded divine honors, as if he were the Creator.

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Jamshid repented in his heart, but his glory never returned to him.

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Jamshid fled from his capital halfway across the world, but he was finally trapped by Zahhak and brutally murdered.

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King Jamshid is featured prominently in one apocryphal tale associated with the history of wine and its discovery.

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