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(Other Non-Christian Religions) Zoroastrianism the first man, whose seed was buried in the earth for 40 years and then produced the first human couple
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In ancient Iran, the oldest creation myth is a narrative about death of Keyumars
and the growth of "Mandrake" from his semen after forty years.
The book chronicles the legendary history of the pre-Islamic kings of Iran from Keyumars
to Yazdegerd III.
The story begins with Keyumars
, the first man and a mountain dweller who becomes the first king and teaches people various arts of living including cookery.
Ferdowsi makes no mention of this 170 or so years, passing straight from the death of Keyumars
to the coronation of Hushaug.