The mythology Pakistani brings together the myths and legends of the following peoples: Pakistani, Sindhi, Baloch, Chitrali, Kashmiri, Pashtun, Punjabi, Saraik.
The Indus region was the location of several ancient cultures including Mehrgarh, one of the oldest known cities in the world, and the Indus Valley Civilization (de 2600 BC J.-C. To 1800 BC J.-C.) in Harappa and Mohenjo-daro. The waves of conquerors and migrants, including the Aryans, Persians, Indo-Greeks and Muslims have settled in Pakistan throughout the centuries, influencing the natives. The region is a crossroads of historic trade routes, including the Silk Road.
The Sindis Where Sindhis are an ethnolinguistic group associated with the Pakistani province of Sindh, speaking primarily Sindhi, an Indo-Aryan language. Before the Muslim conquests of India, the Sindis mainly practiced Buddhism and especially Hinduism. Islam then becomes largely the majority following many conversions influenced by Sufi clerics while the region of Sind is integrated into the Sultanate of Delhi then into the Mughal Empire, of which it remains a peripheral region..
The Baloch are a people Iranian who lives mainly (5.6 million in total) in Balochistan (or Balochistan), a province in southwestern Pakistan.
The Pashtuns Where Pathans are an Iranian people divided into several large tribes and speak mostly Pashto.
The Punjabis have an ethnolinguistic group associated with the Punjab region, speaking Punjabi, an Indo-Aryan language.
Punjab literally means "land of five waters". This region has been mentioned among the Greeks under the name of Pentapotamia, which was later translated into Persian by the Turkish-Persian conquerors of South Asia and who will be better known during the Mughal Empire. The Punjab is often referred to as the breadbasket of Pakistan and India.
the saraiki, also called seraiki Where siraiki, is a language (often considered a dialect of Punjabi) and is spoken by the Saraiki ethnicity of Pakistan. The language is spoken in central and southern Punjab province.
Pakistani mythology (texts)
- Sasui-Punhoon: Story Version 1| Story Version 2 | Song (Folk version) | Song (Abida Parveen) | Oral Telling
- Hani and Shah Mureed: Story (English)
- May Kolashi: Stop-Motion Animation by Matteela Films
- Mokhi and Matara: Story (English) by the Friday Times | Oral Telling | Story (Sindhi) by the Sindhi Adabi Board
- Moriro and Mangermach: Story (English) by the Karachiwalla
- Manghopir: Sheedi History in Sindh | Article by Dawn | Photos of Manghopir's shrine by the Karachiwalla
- Prince Saif-ul-Maluk and Badi-ul Jamal - Oral Telling | Story | Song (Arieb Azhar)
- Adam Khan and Durkhanai - Story | Video
- Yusuf Khan and Sherbano – Story
- Churail - Figure
- Pichal Pari - Figure
- Bet - Figure
- The Tale of Four Dervishes – Story | Story (Sindhi)
- Laila Majnun - Story Version 1 | Story Version 2 |
- Sindbad (Lord of the Sind River) - Story | Item
- Buraq - Figure | Vector Illustrations
- Jinn – Figure | Stories
- Huma Bird – Figure | Story
- Hatim-Tai - Story
- Pre-Islamic Religion and Beliefs - Overview
- The Painted Jackal
- Prince Bariam and the Fairy Bride
- The Farmer, His Wife and the Open DoorThe King and His Daughters
- Diamond Cut Diamond
- Jackal or Tiger?
- The Jogi's Punishment
- Sohni-Mahiwal - Story Version 1| Story Version 2 | Oral Telling | Song (A Conversation Between Sohni and Clay Pot) | Visual Representations
- Suhini-Mehr - Story | Oral Telling
- Heer Ranjha - Story | Song (Qawwali) | Movie (Punjabi)
- Mirza Sahiban – Oral Telling (Punjabi)
- Sher Dil – Story Version 1 | Story Version 2
- Bhoot – Figure | Ghost stories
- Moomal and Rano: Story (English) by Sindhi Sangat | “Dastaan-e-Moomal Rano” (song) by the Sketches
- Umar and Marvi: Story (English) by Sindhi Sangat) | Song by Abida Parveen
- Leela and Chanesar: Story (English) by Sindhi Sangat | Song
- Noori and Jam Tamachi: Story (English) by Sindhi Sangat | Song by Abida Parveen
- Sorath and Rai Dyach: Story (English) by Sindhi Sangat | Story (English) by the Sindhu World
- Jhulelal: Story of Jhulelal (English) | Oral Telling (Hindi) | Song
- Laal Shahbaz Qalandar: “Laal Meri Pat” (song) by Abida Parveen | Documentary (Urdu)
- Ho Jamalo: Story (English) | Song by Abida Parveen
- Mir Khan's neighbor: Story (Sindhi) by the Sindhi Adabi Board
Books on Persian-Caucasian mythology
Comics / Illustrated:
In French :
- The Gathas: The Sublime Book of Zarathustra
- One Thousand and One Nights, Volume 1
- One Thousand and One Nights, Volume 2
- One Thousand and One Nights, Volume 3
- Mani and the Manichaean tradition
- The Gardens of Light
- Iran, a 4000 year history
- The Book of Heroes
- The Book of Dede Korkut in the language of the Oghuz people
- 15 tales from Armenia
- Tales from Armenia: Epic, folk tales and legends
- The Armenian legend of David of Sassoun
Only in English: