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Sinbad the Sailor

Sinbad the Sailor Hero in the tale of “Sinbad the Sailor and Sinbad the Porter” in The Thousand and One Nights (nights 536–566), which contains the seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. Sinbad was a merchant in Baghdad who acquired great wealth by making seven voyages, which he narrated to Sinbad the Porter, a poor man. First Voyage (nights 538–541): …

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Enchanted Horse, The

The Enchanted Horse

The Enchanted Horse is a Tale in The Thousand and One Nights (nights 357–371). A Persian inventor constructed a mechanical horse for Sabour, king of the Persians, and as a reward the king offered the old man his daughter. However, the girl did not want to marry the old man and asked her brother to help her. The young prince …

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Douban

Douban is a physician who killed King Younan in the “Story of the Physician Douban,” a tale in The Thousand and One Nights

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Dendan

Dendan In Arabic legend, a monstrous fish that dies when it eats human flesh or hears a human voice. In the tale “Abdallah the Fisherman and Abdallah the Merman” in The Thousand and One Nights (nights 940–946), the fat from a dendan is made into an ointment to cover Abdallah the Fisherman’s body so he can live under the water …

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Aladdin

Aladdin

Aladdin (Alaeddin) Hero in the tale “Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp” from The Thousand and One Nights. The tale is not included in any manuscript copy of the work. It first appeared in the French translation of the Nights (1704– 1715) by Galland, who heard the tale from a Christian Syrian, Youhenna Diab. Aladdin is a good-for-nothing son of a …

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Ali Baba

Ali Baba Hero of the tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” included in The Thousand and One Nights but not in any manuscript copy of the work. It first appeared in the French translation of the Nights by Galland, who heard the tale from a Christian Syrian, Youhenna Diab. Ali Baba and his brother Kassim live in Persia. One …

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