Painting of Garsivaz in the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp

Garsivaz (also Garsiwaz, Gersiwaz or Karsivaz[1]) (Persian: گَرسیوَز[ɡæɾsiːvæz]) is a mythical Turanian character, referred to in Shahnameh ('Book of Kings') by the Persian epic-poet Ferdowsi. He is the brother of Afrasiab, king of Turan. He convinced his brother to kill Syavash, which in turn resulted in a number of battles between the Iranian and Afrasiab forces.[2]

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  1. ^ "KARSĪVAZ". ENCYCLOPÆDIA IRANICA. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Characters of Firdowsi's Shahname". Retrieved 2009-01-11.

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