Pishdadian dynasty

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Pishdadian dynasty (Persian: دودمان پیشدادیان‎) is a legendary Pre-Iranian dynasty. The dynasty is mentioned in the Shahnameh, Avesta and Persian mythology, according to which they were the first rulers of Iran (Persia). Keyumars was the founder and the first shah (king) of the dynasty. In the Avesta he is the legendary first human being in the world. The word pishdad (پیشداد) means the first person to bring the law in Persian language.

Pishdadi kings in Shahnameh[edit]

The Pishdadi kings are as follows:

  1. Keyumars
  2. Hushang
  3. Tahmuras
  4. Jamshid
  5. Zahhak
  6. Fereydun
  7. Īraj
  8. Manuchehr
  9. Nowzar
  10. Zaav or Zou
  11. Garshasp

Family tree[edit]

Keyumars
Siamak
Hushang
Tahmuras
JamshidMardasGarshasp
AbtinFaranakZahhakNariman
ArnavazFereydunShahrnazMehrab KaboliSindukhtSām
Fereydun's BrotherIrajSalmTurRoodabehZal
PashangIraj's daughterPashangRostamTahmineh
ManuchehrGarsivazAfrasiabAghrirasSohrab
NowzarTahmasp
TousGostahmZaav
Garshasp

Capital[edit]

Amol, the capital Nowzar, Kai Kobad, Fereydun and Kai Khosrow.[1][2]

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