NIGHT 304 – THE STORY OF ABU MUHAMMAD THE SLUGGARD

Zal and the Simurgh

Zal grew up! He got married to Rudabeh and when she was in labour, there was a critical juncture when she thought she and her baby wouldn’t make it. Anyone who’s been through childbirth can attest to this fleeting moment when this possibility crosses your mind for an instant. Luckily for us, we have surgeons. Luckily for her, Zal had a phoenix at his beck and call and she told him to run a feather across the belly of his wife like a knife. Thus the baby was born – by Caesarean section.

This baby went on to be one of the greatest heroes of all time, a pivotal figure in the Shahnameh (Persian Book of Kings) and a legend whose life spanned centuries. His name was Rostam.

(Rostamzad = C-section)

This image is from the Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp

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