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Hurmizgan - ancient Kurdish poem
Topic Started: 22nd November 2015 - 09:30 PM (1,279 Views)
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Hurmizgan (also Hurmuzgan, Hormizgan) is the name of an ancient Kurdish poem written on skin from Muslim Arabs attacks era about 13 centuries ago. It was found around Hezarmerd village in Sulaimani province in South Kurdistan in the beginning of the 19th century.[1][2]

The Kurdish text and its translation in English is as following:

Hurmizgan riman, Atiran kujan
Wishan Shardewe gewrey gewrekan
Zorkar ereb kirne xapûr
Ginay paleyi heta Sharezûr
Jin u kenikan we dil beshina
Mêrd aza tli we ruy hwêna
Reweshti Zerdeshtre manuwe bekes
Bezeyika neka Hewrmez we hwichkes.

English translation:
The temples destroyed, the fires were turn off, (killed)
the greatest of the sirs hided himself
Cruel Arabs destroyed
The villages of poor peoples till Sharezur
They enslaved girls and women
brave men dived into their blood
The Zoroastrianism lost its followers
Ahuramazda felt pity on no one.


The last part suggests that Zoroastrianism was practised among Kurds since ancient times. Also I find it interesting that the village called Hezarmerd pretty much translates to "a thousand died" and it suggests that Kurds were converted to Islam by force.
Edited by Karker, 22nd November 2015 - 09:38 PM.
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