Dara I

Qajar-era illustration of Dara I

Kay Darab, or Darab Kiani, is a legendary king of Iran, who ruled Zoroastrian Persia after his father Kai Bahman and his mother Homai in the 4th century BC.

He is the subject of the 12th-century Darab Nama.

According to shahnameh his son "Dara" is king when Alexander the Great conquered Persia, a role historically fulfilled by Darius III.

It was rumored the town of Darab or Darabgerd was built by him.

Sources [ edit ]

  • Tafazzoli, Ahmad (1994). "Dārā(b) (1)". Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, Vol. VII, Fasc. 1. New York. pp. 1–2. CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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Preceded by

Humay Chehrzad
Legendary Kings of the Shāhnāma

112 years (3135-3247 after Keyumars)
Succeeded by

Dara II

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