Simurgh


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Si·murgh

 (sĭ-mûrg′)
n.
A winged creature of Iranian mythology in the form of a gigantic bird, sometimes with a dog's face and a lion's claws, depicted as a benevolent being using its wisdom and magical powers to provide help.

[Persian sīmorġ, from Middle Persian sēn murw, from Avestan saēna- mərəγa- : saēna-, a kind of raptor (probably an eagle or falcon); akin to Sanskrit śyenaḥ, eagle, falcon + mərəga-, bird; akin to Sanskrit mṛga-, deer (from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mr̥ga-, animal).]
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Simurgh, of Arabian fable -- omnipotent on condition that it do
I was astonished how the birds face the mirror, thirty birds in front of the Simurgh, the symbol of Godhead whose name also means thirty birds.
19) De Ipola comienza su ensayo sobre "Borges y la comunidad" haciendo referencia a las muchas veces que Borges se refiere al Coloquio de los pajaros, un texto mistico persa que concluye con el descubrimiento por parte de los pajaros de que ellos son el Simurgh y el Simurgh es cada uno de ellos.
The most spectacular element of the set is a 25m long and 5m high screen made of real feathers, a metaphor of the union of all the birds featured in the Simurgh legend.
On the other hand, there are indications that the origin of the Aleph might be a mystical experience, for example Simurgh, a Persian mystic bird that contains all birds or certain spheres described by medieval French theologian and poet Alain de Lille, spheres whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere (on Simurgh and the "conference of birds" see, e.
In this collection, he describes a group of birds (individual human souls) under the leadership of a hoopoe (spiritual master) who determine to search for the legendary Simurgh (phoenix) bird (God).
from the cliffside petroglyphs: the feather of Simurgh,
Such European zoomorphic vessels are based on Sasanian or Islamic prototypes, and this creature is really a magical simurgh of ancient Iran--hence its inclusion in the Islamic sale.
La Simurgh est encore loin mais les Oiseaux de Attar continuent de voler pensant sans doute a cette parole de Faulkner qui disait que " notre reve doit etre assez grand pour ne pas le perdre de vue en cours de voyage.
This work was inspired by the work of the Persian poet Farid Ud-Din Attar, and describes a group of birds (individual human souls) under the leadership of a hoopoe (spiritual master) who search for the legendary Simurgh bird (God).
The peacock is also linked to the simurgh, the mythical giant female bird featured across the spectrum of Asian mythologies; strong enough to carry an elephant, this otherwise benevolent and fantastic raptor-like creature nests on the Cosmic Tree.
56) 'Attar describes this matter in the mysterious and beautiful final scene of his Conference of the Birds where the thirty birds (si murgh) encounter their Lord, the Simurgh, in their own form, "They gazed and dared at last to comprehend/ they were the Simurgh and the journey's end .