ReferencesEmerald Dragon contains a lot of mythological references - mostly to Iranian mythology from the Zoroastrian period. For example, the super-powerful weapon Avesta is in fact the holy book of the Zoroastrian religion, Vendidad is a part of this book, Saoshyant is the future savior of the world in Zoroastrism etc. The name of the main hero, Atrushan, is also an Iranian word: atrushan was a ritual fire altar among the followers of Zarathustra (Zoroaster).
Contributed by YID YANG (164527) on Jul 04, 2004. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (98904)]. -- edit trivia