A Religion Founded by the Prophet Zoroaster
The Mythology of Ancient Persia: Stems from A Religion Founded by the Prophet Zoroaster in the 6th century
Ancient Persia occupied the land that is now modern Iran. Persia is a land of stark contrasts: a land of barren deserts and tropical jungles, of snowy mountains and fertile valleys. There are regions where apple trees and date palms grow within just a few miles of each other. The people who built the civilization there migrated into Iran from a region of Asia, in modern Kazakhstan east of the Volga river, from the 17th to the 12th centuries BCE. These people are now referred to as Indo-Aryans, and the language they spoke is the ancestor of many languages from Europe (including English) to India.