The Cup of Jamshid (Cup of Djemscheed or Jaam-e Jam, in Persian: جام جم) is a cup of divination which, in Persian mythology, was long possessed by the rulers of ancient Persia. Jamshēd, Jamshīd ( or Jam ( in Middle- and New Persian, or Yima in Avestan is a mythological figure of Greater Divination (from Latin divinare "to be inspired by a god" related to Divine, Diva and Deus) is the attempt of ascertaining By Persian Mythology is meant the myths and sacred narratives of the culturally and linguistically related group of ancient peoples who inhabited the Iranian Plateau The Persian Empire was a series of Iranian empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau, the original Persian homeland and beyond in Western Asia The cup has also been called Jam-e Jahan nama, Jam-e Jahan Ara, Jam-e Giti nama, and Jam-e Kei-khosrow. The latter refers to Kaei Husravah in the Avesta, and Sushravas in the Vedas. The Avesta is the primary collection of sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, composed in the Avestan language. "Veda" redirects here For other uses see Veda (disambiguation.
The cup ("Jām") was said to be filled with an elixir of immortality and was used in scrying. "Seer stone" redirects here For the usage in Mormonism see Seer stone (Latter Day Saints. As Dehkhoda reports, it was believed that one could observe all the seven heavens of the universe by looking into it (از هفت فلک در او مشاهده و معاینه کردی). Note In some Wikipedia articles the word "Dehkhoda" can refer to "Dehkhoda's Dictionary" or Dehkhoda himself It was believed to have been discovered in Persepolis in ancient times. Persepolis ( Old Persian: Pārsa, Modern Persian: تخت جمشید/پارسه Takht-e Jamshid or Chehel Minar) was the ceremonial The whole world was said to be reflected in it, and divinations within the Cup were said to reveal deep truths. Sometimes, especially in popular depictions such as The Heroic Legend of Arslan, the cup has been visualized as a crystal ball. The Heroic Legend of Arslan is the title of a Japanese Fantasy Novel, which is known in Japan as.
The Cup of Jamshid has been the subject of many Persian poems and stories. Many authors ascribed the success of the Persian Empire to the possession of this artifact. The Persian Empire was a series of Iranian empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau, the original Persian homeland and beyond in Western Asia It appears extensively in Persian literature. Persian literature ( spans two and a half millennia though much of the pre- Islamic material has been lost Examples:
سالها دل طلب جام جم از ما میکرد
"For years our heart desired the power of the Cup of Jamsheed
وان چه خود داشت ز بیگانه تمنا میکرد
and begged from others what it had within itself. "
from The Divan of Hafez
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|Characters:||Abteen | Arash | Afrāsiāb | Akvan-e Div | Bahman | Bizhan | Div-e Sepid | Esfandiār | Fereydun |Garshasp | Goodarz | Gordāfarid | Haoma | Homa | Hushang | Īraj | Jamasp | Jamshid | Kāveh | Kai Kavoos | Kai Khosrow | Kei Qobád |Kiumars | Luarsab | Manuchehr | Manizheh | Mehrab Kaboli | Nowzar |Pashang | Rakhsh | Rohām | Rostam | Rostam Farrokhzad | Rudābeh | Salm | Sām | Shaghād | Siāmak | Siāvash | Simurgh | Sohrāb |Sudabeh | Tahmineh | Tahmuras |Tur | Zāl | Zahhāk|
|Places:||Alborz (Hara_Berezaiti) | Irān | Māzandarān | Samangān | Turān | Zābolestān | Kābul | Birjand | Ark of Bukhara|
|See also:||Asadi Tusi | Derafsh Kaviani | Shahnameh | Bijan and Manijeh | Daqiqi | Sadeh | Kayanian | Jaam-e Jam|
Khwāja Šamsu d-Dīn Muḥammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī, or simply Hāfez ( was a Persian mystic and Poet. By Persian Mythology is meant the myths and sacred narratives of the culturally and linguistically related group of ancient peoples who inhabited the Iranian Plateau A magic carpet, also called a flying carpet, is a legendary Carpet that can be used to Transport persons who are on it instantaneously or quickly to their Persian literature ( spans two and a half millennia though much of the pre- Islamic material has been lost Shāhnāmé, or Shāhnāma ((alternative spellings are Shahnama Shahnameh Shahname Shah-Nama, etc Hakīm Abū l-Qāsim Firdawsī Tūsī ( more commonly transliterated as Ferdowsi, (935&ndash1020 was a highly revered Persian Poet. Here are the list of characters represented in the Persian epic poem Shāhnāma by Ferdowsi, including heroes and villains: A Arash Abteen, also known as Abtin or Obteene (آبتين is a character in Shahnama (national epic of Iran) Fereydun 's father Arash (and variants is a heroic archer-figure of Iranian oral tradition and folklore Afrasiab ( afrāsiyāb) (افراسياب Avestan: Fraŋrasyan; Pahlavi: Frāsiyāv, Frāsiyāk and Freangrāsyāk Akem Manah ( Akәm Manah) is the Avestan language name of Zoroastrianism's demon of the "evil mind" or "evil purpose" or "evil thinking" Kai Bahman or - Wahman (and other variants is a mythological figure of Greater Iranian legend and lore Bijan and Manijeh (also Bizhan and Manizheh, Persian بيژن و منيژه) is a love story in Ferdowsi 's Shahnameh ( Shāh-Nāmeh In the Persian epic of Shahnameh Div-e Sepid is the chieftain of Divs (Persian for Demons of Mazandaran. Esfandiar (also known as Esfandyar or Asfandyar and in اسفنديار) is a legendary Iranian hero Fereydūn (فریدون also pronounced Farīdūn, in medieval Persian Firēdūn, Middle Persian Frēdōn, and Avestan Θraētaona Garshāsp (گرشاسپ is the name of a monster-slaying hero in Persian mythology. Shāhnāmé, or Shāhnāma ((alternative spellings are Shahnama Shahnameh Shahname Shah-Nama, etc Gurdāfarīd (گردآفريد is one of the heroines in the Shāhnāmeh "The Book of Kings" or "The Epic of Kings" an enormous poetic opus written Haoma is the Avestan language name of a plant and its divinity both of which play a role in Zoroastrian doctrine and in later Persian culture and mythology Homa (in Persian هما) is a Griffin -like mythological creature (with a head of an eagle and body of a lion and Symbol in Hushang or Hōshang (in هوشنگ older Persian Hōšang, was the second Shāh to rule the world according to Ferdowsi 's Shāhnāma Iraj (ایرج is a character in Persian epic Shahnameh. He is the youngest son of Fereydun and eventually inherits the throne of Iran when Jamasp (not to be confused with Djamasp) was an Iranian philosopher in the time of Zarathustra. Jamshēd, Jamshīd ( or Jam ( in Middle- and New Persian, or Yima in Avestan is a mythological figure of Greater Kāveh the Blacksmith, ( Persian: کاوه آهنگر (Kaveh Ahangar is a mythical figure in Iranian mythology who leads a popular uprising against a ruthless Kai Khosrow ( Persian: کیخسرو is a character in the Persian epic book Shahnameh. Manūchehr (in منوچهر older Persian Manōčihr Avestan Manuščiθra, is a character in Shahnameh. Bijan and Manijeh (also Bizhan and Manizheh, Persian بيژن و منيژه) is a love story in Ferdowsi 's Shahnameh ( Shāh-Nāmeh Mehrab is a character in Persian epic Shahnameh. He is king of Kabol and is most famous for being father of Rudaba and grandfather of her son Nowzar (نوذر is a character in Shahnameh. He is the son of Manuchehr and becomes the Shah of Iran after his father's death Poshng, King of Turan was according to Ferdowsi 's epic the Shahnameh, of the race of Tur the son of Fereydun (called his sire and the father of Rakhsh (in رخش meaning luminous) is the stallion of main protagonist Rostam in the Persian national epic Shahnameh of Ferdowsi Roham or (RohumRohaam ( روهام or رهام in Persian, means 'the guardian') is a hero in Ferdosi 's Shahnama He is son of Goodarz ( گودرز in For the historical general who fought at the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah for the Sassanid Empire, also mentioned in the Shahnameh, see Rostam Farrokhzād For the character in the 10th century Persian epic Shahnameh or Epic of Kings, see Rostam. Rūdāba or Roodabeh (in Persian رودابه is a Persian mythological female figure in Ferdowsi 's epic Shahnameh. Salm is a character in the Persian epic Shahnameh. He is the oldest son of legendary hero and king Fereydun. Sām (سام is a mythical hero of ancient Persia, and an important character in the Shahnameh epic Shaghad (شغاد was the half-brother of Rostam, the mighty Iranian hero of the Shahnameh, who killed Rostam by dropping him into a pit full of swords or other sharp Siāmak or Siyamak ( sɪ jɑ ˈmæk is the beloved son of Keyumars, the first human in the world in the Persian language epic the Shahnameh Siyâvash (in سياوش) (common spelling Siavash) is a character in Ferdowsi 's epic Shahnameh. Simurgh or Simorgh (سیمرغ sometimes spelled Simurg or Simoorg, also known as Angha (عنقا is the modern Persian name for Sohrab or Suhrab ( سهراب) was the son of Rostam, and Rostam was from Samangan who later married Thahamina daughter of Shah Kabul "king Sudabeh is a character in Persian epic Shahnameh. She is the wife of Key Kavoos shah of Iran, and stepmother of prince Siyavash Tahmineh (تهمينه is one of female characters of the Shahnameh epic Tahmuras or Tahmures (طهمورث New Persian transliteration Ṭahmūraṯ, older Persian Tahmurat or Tahmurath, is the third Shāh Tur is a character in the Persian epic Shahnameh. He is the second son of the legendary Iranian king Fereydun and brother of both Salm Zāl (زال in Persian) is a legendary Persian warrior from the old Persian "The Book of Kings" or Zahhāk or Zohhāk (in ضحاک is a figure of Persian mythology, evident in ancient Iranian Folklore as Aži Dahāka, the name by which he Here are the list of places represented/mentioned in the Persian epic poem Shāhnāma by Ferdowsi: Irān Harā Bərəzaitī, literally meaning "High Watchpost" is the name given in the Avestan language to a legendary mountain around which the stars and planets revolve For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Mazandaran is a Caspian Samangan ( is one of the thirty-four Provinces of Afghanistan. Tūrān ( is the ancient Iranian name for Central Asia, literally meaning "the land of the Tur" Zabulistan ( also spelled Zabolestan, is a historical region in the border area of today's Iran and Afghanistan, around the province of Zabul } Kābul ( Persian and Pashto: کابل, IPA:) is the Capital and largest city of Afghanistan, with Birjand (Persian بیرجند is the east iranian provincial capital of South Khorasan and the centre of the county Birjand resp The Ark is a massive Fortress located in the city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan that was initially built and occupied around the 5th century AD Abu Mansur Ali ibn Ahmad Asadi Tusi (born Tus, Iranian province of Khorasan - died 1072 Tabriz, Iran) is arguably the second most The Derafsh-e Kavian ( Derafš-e Kāvīān, Middle Persian) was the legendary royal standard of the Sassanid kings Shāhnāmé, or Shāhnāma ((alternative spellings are Shahnama Shahnameh Shahname Shah-Nama, etc Bijan and Manijeh (also Bizhan and Manizheh, Persian بيژن و منيژه) is a love story in Ferdowsi 's Shahnameh ( Shāh-Nāmeh Abu Mansur Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Daqiqi Balkhi (935/942-976/980 (in ابو منصور محمد بن احمد دقیقی sometimes referred to as Daqiqi (also Dakiki Daghighi Sadé or Sada ( Jashn-e Sada/Sadé (in جشن سده also transliterated as Sadeh, is an ancient Iranian tradition celebrated 50 days before