National Geographic : 1961 Jan
legend pictures the crater's sulphurous vapor as the tyrant's breath. Pre-Islamic Persians be lieved the prophet Zoroaster lived on the lower slopes; the simurgh, a fabulous bird of immense KODACHROMEL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY size and great wisdom, dwelled on the very top. These villagers round up sheep and goats for the evening milking. By day the herds browse the rocky slopes for thistle and thornbush.