NIGHT 302 – THE STORY OF ABU MUHAMMAD THE SLUGGARD

Zal and the Simurgh

Being part mammal, this kind bird not only rescues the abandoned baby, she also breastfeeds, nurtures and raises him as one of her own children. Wow! Imagine being adopted by a phoenix! Imagine being bonded forever with a magical bird through drinking her magical milk! He would be immune to literally everything (He lived for around 300 years apparently)

She raises him until he’s ready to ‘fly the nest’, at which point she donates him one of her magical feathers: “Burn this if ever you have need of me, and may your heart never forget your nurse, whose heart breaks for love of you.”

Excited about demonstrating miniature painting through one of my favourite story cycles!

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