Persian Farvahar

Well-known sign of ancient Persia 

The Faravahar is one of the best-known symbols of Zoroastrianism, the state religion of ancient Iran before the Muslim conquest of Persia.
The winged has a long history in the art and culture of the ancient especially Middle East. The Faravahar has various interpretations of what the Faravahar symbolizes, but there is no universal consensus. 


Faravahar in Persepolis, Iran

One of the Iranian elements which located in Persepolis is called "Farvahar". We are not sure about the real propose of carving that in the gates of Persepolis, but psychologists & those who studied history saying that it might be the symbol of Ahurmazda, name of the God of Zoroastrianism. On the other hand some other psychologists believe that this might be only the symbol of soul of the dead king. There is a story about that; we know that at the time when Darius the Great was the second man at the Cambyses army in the conquered of Ancient Egypt, he saw the ring with a wing in Egypt. So he memorized the type of that & when he came back to Iran & became the king of Achaemenian, he used that as the symbol of Achaemenian or maybe the symbol Soul of the Dead king. From then on he added the head of human being to the picture of Achaemenid. 

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