Objects & Places from The Conference of the Birds

Sufi texts#Farid ad-Din Attar
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Baghdad

This is the biggest city in modern-day Iraq. In the story, this city hosted the beheading of Junaid's son.

Blasphemy

This is the act of showing contempt towards God.

China

This is where Simorgh first appeared by dropping a single feather as proof of existence.

Homa

This is a mythical Persian bird, said to mark future kings by letting its shadow fall upon them.

Kaf

This is a mountain peak beyond which King Simorgh lives.

Kausar

This is a mythical stream flowing through Paradise.

Khezr

This immortal guards a spring that has waters which bestow immortality.

Mahna

This is a small town in Kharavan Province, Persia, famous for the 11th-century CE poet Abou Sa'id Aboul Kheir, creator of the mystical themes and metaphors in Persian poetry.

Mecca

This is the holiest city of Islam, located in modern Saudi Arabia. It owes its prominence to giving birth to...

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