Fictional Character
"Counting Potsherds"
POD: 483 BCE;
Relevant POD: 480 BCE
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Nationality: Persia
Occupation: King of Kings
Relatives: Khsrish I (ancestor)
Marduniya (uncle)
Khsrish IV (cousin)

Kurash was a cousin of Khsrish IV, the King of Kings of the Persian Empire. He had shown unwanted ambitions which Khsrish attempted to forestall by celebrating the deeds of his namesake forefather, Khsrish I the "Conqueror". His hope was that the reflected glory would increase his own prestige and keep Kurash at bay.[1]

This ploy failed and Kurash succeeded in overthrowing Khsrish and slaying him.[2]


  1. See. e.g., Departures, pg. 7., pb.
  2. Ibid. pg. 28.
Regnal titles
(Counting Potsherds)
Preceded by
Khsrish IV
Great King (Shah) of Persia Succeeded by
Incumbent at story's end

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