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    Iranian folklore, including jokes, legends, games, folklore heroes and beliefs is sophisticated and complex.

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    "Dāstān" in Persian means "fable, fiction, story, tale". The genre to which they refer may go back to ancient Iran. It was a widely popular and folkloric form of story-telling: Dastan-tellers (narrators) tend to tell their tile in coffee houses. They told tales of heroic romance and adventure, stories about gallant princes and their encounters with evil kings, enemy champions, demons, magicians,Jinns, divine creatures, tricky Robin Hood-like persons (called ayyārs), and beautiful princesses who might be human or of the Pari ("fairy") race.

    Oral legends and tales Creatures Folklore gamesPhysical gamesfolklore Card gamesfolklore Verbal gamesother folklore gamesTraditional ceremoniesfolklore Nowruz traditional charactersfolklore religious ceremoniesother folklore traditions Characters in jokesA depiction of Molla Nasr al din BeliefsCheshm NazarMirror and Candles in Iranian Wedding Ceremony Music, Dance and Performing Arts Main article: Persian dance See also: Kurdish dance and Azerbaijani dances Pimps, prostitutes and mobs

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