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Scheherazade, the storyteller from One Thousand and One Nights tells her stories (Aladdin, Sinbad, …) to the monarch so that he would stop marrying and killing a new virgin every day after his first wife betrayed him. He had already killed 1001 women when they met.

Scheherazade

For other uses, see Scheherazade (disambiguation).

Scheherazade (/ʃəˌhɛrəˈzɑːd, -də/) is a major female character and the storyteller in the frame narrative of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as the One Thousand and One Nights.

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Scheherazade’s Tales or one thousand and one nights, Mährchen der Shehesarade oder Tausend und Eins Nacht, by Karl Pfaff, 1838 CE, with six copperplate prints by Johann Voltz, Stuttgart

According to modern scholarship, the name “Scheherazade” derives from an Arabic form of the Middle Persian name Čehrāzād, which is composed of the words čehr (lineage) and āzād (noble, exalted). The earliest forms of Scheherazade’s name in Arabic sources include Shirazad (شيرازاد, Šīrāzād) in Masudi, … Continue Reading (3 minute read)

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