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(Avestan Yima K̲h̲s̲h̲aēta “Yima the brilliant”), in abbreviated form Ḏj̲am , an Iranian hero who has “remained alive in popular and literary tradition, from Indo-Iranian times until our own day (see the texts collected, translated and commented upon by A. Christensen, Le premier homme et le premier roi dans l’histoire légendaire des Iraniens , ii). To the Indian hero Yama, son of Vivasvant, sometimes immortal man become god, sometimes the first human to have suffered death and to have become its god ( Rig-Veda Mahābhārata , Atharva-Veda cf. the texts in Christensen, op. cit.) there cor…

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Huart, Cl. and Massé, H., “D̲j̲ams̲h̲īd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1978>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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