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Painting of Garsivaz in the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp

Garsivaz (also Garsiwaz, Gersiwaz or Karsivaz[1]) (Persian: گَرسیوَز‎‎ [ɡæɾsiːvæz]) is a mythical Turanian character, referred to in Shahnameh ('Book of Kings') by the Persian epic-poet Ferdowsi. He is the brother of Afrasiab, king of Turan.[2]


  1. ^ "KARSĪVAZ". ENCYCLOPÆDIA IRANICA. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Characters of Firdowsi's Shahname". Retrieved 2009-01-11.  External link in |work= (help)