عنوان مقاله [English]
In the course of being recreated and reproduced in later periods, old myths undergo a great deal of changes in their mytheological characteristics, godlike characters, extraordinary features, and sacredness. Finally, what is left from them is just a story which only possesses some ancient settings and very old elements. In this study, "the deeds of Ardeshir-e-Bābakān" a story left from mythology is examined on the basis of its fictional and narrative features. The elements considered in this study are the following: plot, verisimilitude, theme, conflict characterization, point of view, setting, the tone and dialogue. The fact that these elements all exist in the text of "the deeds of Ardeshir-e-Bābakān indicates that it has the structure of a story. One of the implications of this story can be proving the existence of the elements of story-telling in ancient Persia.The study can also be employed for the investigation of the above-mentioned elements in the stories belonging to ancient Persia .