There are stone carvings showing Mehr riding on a lion and the sun rising from behind the lion as the original emblem of the Great People of Iran. This is the flag of Iran as it was proudly displayed by our noble forefathers. (The sword was placed in the hand of the lion after Islam invaded Iran to impose Islamic values in replacement for Mitraic values. The sword crippled the majestic walk of the lion and impeded his advancement, it has crippled his movement since it is not genuine. The soward in contrast to Mitra, transpire violence). Shiro khorshid (lion and Sun) are the symbols of strength, majesty, splendor and glory. Walk proudly like a lion and shine like the Sun illuminating the entire world.