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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
The battle of Rostam and Kok-e Kohzad is one of Rostam’s famous stories in his childhood recounting one of the tales of his bravery. For this episode, there are two accounts: the short and the long ones. The long story is the one found in the appendices of the Calcutta edition. These two accounts have been printed either separately or in the appendices of different versions of the Shahnameh all based on the same Calcutta edition. However, the short account of Kok-e Kohzad story has not yet undergone critical recension. After introducing this account, the article examines the mythic image of Kok-e Kohzad. Offering some evidence, the study then proceeds to suggest that the short version of the story is older and predates the long one.