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It is at the foot of this legendary mountain that Zahak the Dragon King is finally defeated by the hero Fereydoon, in Persian mythology.
|Elevation:||5,671 metres (18,605 feet)|
|Latitude:||35° 57′ 21″ N|
|Longitude:||52° 06′ 31″ E|
|First ascent:||1837 by W.T. Thomson|
In Zoroastrian texts and mythology, the three-headed dragon Azhi Dahaka was chained within Mount Damavand, there to remain until the end of the world. Damavand is also significant to the patriotic Iranian legend of Arash, Damavand climbed by Iranian thousands years ago, by shepherds and so on .
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