Avestan, Female, Mythology, Persian mythology, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tahmina

Tahmina is the name of a figure in Persian mythology, who features in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh in the story of Rostam and Sohrab. When Rostam is searching for his lost horse Rakhsh and enters the kingdom of Samangan, becoming the guest of the king whose daughter, Tahmina, falls in love with him at first sight. She visits him in the night wanting to have a child with him and they do spend the night together. Before Rostam leaves, he gives Tahmina two tokens and tells her that if she has a girl she should take one of the tokens, a jewel, and plait it in her hair. If it’s a boy, she should take the other token, a seal, and bind it around his arm. Years pass and Rostam and Sohrab face each other on opposites sides of a war, wrestling each other one on one. Rostam doesn’t know Sohrab is his son and although Sohrab knows the identity of his father, he doesn’t realize that the man he’s fighting is him. Eventually Rostam kills him by stabbing him through the heart, only than seeing the token he’d given Tahmina, who arrives at the battlefield too late to find her son dead in his father’s arms.

Tahmina means “brave, valiant” as well as “strong”, possibly derived from Avestan takhma (strong, brave, valiant).

Origin: Avestan

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Variants:

  • Tahmineh
  • Tahmeeneh
  • Tahmeena
  • Tahmeenah
  • Tahmeena
  • Tehminah
  • Tehmina
  • Tahmine
  • Taamina

 

Tahmina- تهمینه (Persian)

 

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