In Persian mythology, a sacred mountain, the first mountain, around which the sun and the moon revolved. Light shone out of it and light was absorbed by it, but on the mountain itself it was never dark. The dwelling of Mithra was located upon it, and from here he watched the world.
According to Zoroastrianism legend, all the other mountains grew from the root of Alburz. The hero Tahmūrath was overcome there, because of fear only, by Angra Mainyu.