Persian - A simurgh. Prevented by a voice from heaven from feeding on the infant Zal, who had been abandoned on Mount Alburz by his father Sam, Saena took the boy to his nest and gave him a feather which, whenever he needed help, he could throw into the fire to bring Saena to his rescue. He later healed the wounds of the hero Rustem and his horse Rakush and also carried Rustem to China to get a branch of the tamarisk to make the arrow with which Rustem shot and killed Isfandyar. Occasionally known as Saena, simurgh, simurgh, Saena Meregha, akra, samru, simorg, simurg, sinurgh, Arab anqa, roc, Russian sinam(ru), phoenix, saena, senmerv or simarghu.

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