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Jamshid'

King of the Genii, famous for a golden cup full of the elixir of life. This cup, hidden by the genii, was discovered while digging the foundations of Persepolis.

I know too where the genii hid
The jewelled cup of their king Jamshid,
With life's elixir sparkling high.

Thomas Moore: Paradise and the Peri.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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