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Who was "Cyrus"? and why "the Great" is so fit on him?
Cyrus the Great was the founder and the first king of Achaemenid Empire (First Persian Empire). 600-530 BC (2600 years ago) It was the first empire that the whole world was following its civilization, and united the whole world for more than three centuries. The kings of this dynasty were from the Persians and brought their descendants to "Achaemenid". Cyrus the Great was not only a genius and a king, but also the founder of the first genuine civilization and culture. He invited all to peace, united the nations, and he used them in his kingdom with the titles of the boss, ministers, and so on. On the walls of Persepolis, you can see different people with different clothes, for example, Persian people in Elamite clothes.
Many have said that Cyrus was very kind, and always wanted and did the best for the Iranians. Dandamayev said that "Cyrus was the most popular king of Persia and the founder of a global empire. Cyrus respected the tradition and the religions of the conquered lands." Cyrus himself was the worshiper of Ahura Mazda, But different religions have written about the "popularity of Cyrus". For example, in the religion of the Jews and the Old Testament, Cyrus is referred as "the Lord - God of Paradise" and "The king of the whole world". Cyrus the Great in the Quran is a theory that holds that the character of Dhul-Qarnayn, mentioned in the Quran, In Quran, Dhul-Qarnayn was the king of justice and a man who was so kind with the people. Monotheism, philanthropy, love and humanity are among the traits of Dhul-Qarnayn in the Muslim scripture.
Whenever you can, act as a liberator. Freedom, dignity, wealth — these three together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity. If you bequeath all three to your people, their love for you will never die. - Cyrus the Great