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The Dragon And Sound

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The powerful voice of the dragon is also referred to in an account of the dragon fight of Sam/ Garshasp, the legendary ruler of Sistan and grandfather of the hero Rustam. A speaking dragon appears in the epic Shahnama, during Rustam's third trial. The dragon is endowed with the magical power of invisibility, and is portrayed as using his faculty of thinking, expressing surprise that the hero dares to sleep in the face of the impending danger of his advance.

Keywords: dragon; Rustam; Shahnama

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