The birth of Raam or Venus
from Simorgh (Phoenix)
The naked lady is the Goddess
of love, music, happiness and freedom
This is a portrayal of Simorgh
Raam (Goddess); taken from a 1500 years-old
plate. The bird is Simorgh or Sanam and
the naked lady is Raam, Zohreh, Aphrodite
or Venus. This plate is kept in Saint
Petersburg Museum, Russia. This is from
the dynasty of Sasanians (Persian Empire), just before Islam.
This culture also reached as far as Europe. The word Sun
in English and San in Turkish is from Sanam
Simorgh (Phoenix) represents our capacity for vision, with
its great beauty, creates intense excitement and deathless
inspiration. Simorgh is our soul, humanity, purity, love
and imagination that flies and give us passionate freedom.
The phrase “Simorgh arises from the ashes” means; although
humanity, purity and love may die and turn into ashes but,
one day, they will rise again from these ashes.
As well as Persians, there are Chinese, Japanese, Russians,
Egyptian and Native American counterparts of the phoenix.
(Feng-Huang, Ho-oo, Firebird, Benu and Yel respectively)
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This actual plate that is kept
in Saint Petersburg Museum, Russia.
speech about Simorgh. Is Simorgh a fiction?
here to see a photo of the actual plate that has the
carved portrayal of Simorgh and Raam (Persian Goddesses)
on a plate that dates back1500 years.
The wings of the Simorgh is the symbol
of wind and wave and the wind is the excistence and love
The woman in the picture being born from Simorgh. She feels
very secure as she is being protected by Simorgh while being
naked. She is happy and she is dancing and, at the same
time, offering grape to Simorgh. The grape is the symbol
of wine. The picture is showing that the happiness, flow,
dance, life and love are actually Raam (The naked women)
and these are being born from Simorgh. All these, happiness,
flow; love and dance are being protected by Simorgh as you
can see in the picture. The plant (flower) around the picture
is Nilofar, Lili.
The name Iran comes from IRYANA. This means the place for
Raam and the place for Music (Tarab). The symbol of being
for Iranians use to be pointed to women as they were the
symbol of birth. It is for this reason that Sun for Iranians
is called the Lady Sun (Khorshid Khanom) because; the Sun
is the cause of all the being on Earth.
Iran had always had the name of Iran. However, from outside
Iran she was called Persia, as Mesr for example is called
Many Cities in Iran are named after Simorgh. For example;
Isfahan used to be called Jay. Jay was another name for
Simorgh. The other example is Khomam. This nam is from Khom+Mam.
Khom is flute. Khomam is the mother of flute or the mother
of Music. Mother of Music is actually Simorgh.
Being is flow (Dance). This is the reason that there is
same word describes “being” and “flow (dance)” (Vajd, Vajdan,
In Iranian culture the one who had no music used to be
called deprived person “Binava” which meant a person without
music, a person who had no Nava.
The whirling dance of Turkey in Eurovision Song, Year 2004,
was from the poem of Rumi (Molavi). Rumi made himself as
a symbol of humanity in order to show the power of human
and he was trying to show that the soul of human is God
and the power of creation is in humanity. This comes from
Iranian True culture, Raam (Simorgh). This was why he used
to go round himself like whirling dance rather than going
round Kaebe (As Moslem pilgrims go round the Kaebe for praying).
In his poem, in fact, Kaebe goes round Rumi.
کعبه طواف میکند ، برسرکوی یک بُتی
( بت ، اشاره به خود مولوی است )
این چه بت است ای خدا ، این چه بلا و آفتی
اوست بهشت و حور خود ، شادی و عیش و سورخود
درغلبات نور خود ، آه عظیم آیتی
November 19 Year 2004