At the end of his rule, the war between the Pishdadiyan monarch Manuchehr and the Turanian Afrasiyab reached a dead end. The stronger Afrasiyab, who held Manuchehr in Mazandaran, allowed Manuchehr to rule as much of Iranshahr as an Iranian arrow can fly. Using a magical bow, Arash volunteers to throw the fateful arrow. He stands on Mount Damavand and lets go of the arrow. A long time later, the arrow lands on the shore of the Oxus (present-day Amu Dariya) River. For a long time thereafter, the Oxus served as the boundary between Iran and Turan. It should be added that the difficult throw saps Arash of his strength. He dies soon after the feat.
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Arash the Archer (Persian: آرش کمانگیر Āraš-e Kamāngīr) is a heroic archer-figure of Iranian mythology.
|Dimensions||6.5 × 6 × 17.5 cm|