The Conference of the Birds Character Descriptions

Sufi texts#Farid ad-Din Attar
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Hoopoe

This character was the messenger and chosen leader of the birds.

Simorgh

This character was the sovereign of the birds who lived beyond the unidentified Kaf's mountain peak.

Joseph

This person represented the paragon of male physical beauty in Persian poetry.

Abraham and Nimrod

These characters were contemporaries and archenemies. One of the characters risked fire to cut off the head of the other.

Adham

This character renounced the world and lived as a wandering dervish, much like the Buddha.

Bayazid

This person is an ecstatic Sufi, who makes scandalous proclamations and claims to have seen himself/herself seated on the throne of God.

David

This person is the Hebrew king renowned for his/her psalms and songs that make men long to die. This character was also linked to the nightingale.

Hallaj

This person openly taught mystical doctrines, the most famous of which, "I am the...

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