… Upon the desolate fields of Mazandaran,
Before the fluttering banners of Kai Khosrow,
The evil hosts of Zahhak could not but flee
Like sheep startled by spring thunder.
As the sun in the heavens has no rival
Upon earth there is only the Shah!
That peerless hero Kai Khosrow —
Who with sword in hand shall assume his divine mandate? …
– Anonymous, “The Chronicles of Kai Khosrow”