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Kai Josru

Index: El Aleph, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 627.
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possessor of magic cup, according to Richard Burton

Fishburn and Hughes: One of the early kings of ancient Persia. Firdusi's epic, the Shahnamah, contains much legendary material about Kai Kosru's life, including a story of rival brotherhood, not dissimilar to that of the elder Cyrus and his brother Smerdis. With reference to the 'sevenfold cup', there are allusions in various Persian writers, but not in Firdusi, to a cup with seven lines belonging to Jamshid, an earlier legendary king of Persia. The Aleph