عنوان مقاله [English]
The imprisonment of Zahhak by Fereydun is the most famous narrative of Zahhak’s fate in the Iranian epic tradition. Based on the texts left from old time, Zahhak will be imprisoned till Resurrection (day) then he will be killed. About his imprisonment some opinions have been offered according to Zoroastrian tradition. Regarding the research done in the field, some believe that Zahhak lives to suffer the torture of this world and to perform a devilish function in Resurrection. This eternal torture and resurrectional role is an Indo-European motif.
In this paper, issues like place of Zahhak’s prison, chain of Zahhak, guards of Zahhak’s prison and those who imprison Zahhak would be discussed.