Simurgh/simorgh is a benevolent, magical flying creature, a famous character in Persian Mythology. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds, that also have some origins within simurgh, such as the Griffin or Pheonix. It has been depicted within Iranian art and literature for centuries.

Simurgh/simorgh is a benevolent, magical flying creature, a famous character in Persian Mythology. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds, that also have some origins within simurgh, such as the Griffin or Pheonix. It has been depicted within Iranian art and literature for centuries.

Iranian Art

Iranian Art

PBS website article about Food, Politics, and the Iranian Way of Water Read more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2011/07/food-politics-and-the-iranian-way-of-water-2.html#ixzz2SZTCTuzs Pic = Iranian medieval pomegranates

PBS website article about Food, Politics, and the Iranian Way of Water Read more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2011/07/food-politics-and-the-iranian-way-of-water-2.html#ixzz2SZTCTuzs Pic = Iranian medieval pomegranates

Shirin Neshat (American, born Iran, 1957). Women of Allah: From Way In Way Out portfolio (published 1996), 1994. Pen and ink on photograph.

Shirin Neshat (American, born Iran, 1957). Women of Allah: From Way In Way Out portfolio (published 1996), 1994. Pen and ink on photograph.

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