Navroz and the legend of Zohak

The advent of spring symbolizes the victory of good over evil
Davood N. Rahni

Legend has it that once in the distant past Zohak, a mythological, tyrannical, unjust, and cruel predator, ruled over Persia. His absolute power was further corrupted when Eblis (Satan) kissed his shoulders, from which spots emerged two human flesh eating serpents. These snakes demanded to be fed the flesh of a newlywed couple every day or else they would devour him! Zohak crowned himself and ascended the Persian peacock throne, behaving as though he was immortal. He reigned with an iron fist and imposed heavy taxation over the vast Persian Empire to the detriment of the serfs and common people. His......

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