Zâl is Sâm-e Dastân’s son. Sâm was the greatest hero and warrior of his time. Zâl was born with all-white hair, looking like an old man. At that time, people with Albinism were called the children of Ahriman. Sâm who was scared of being blamed, abandoned the infant Zâl in Mount Alborz. Simorgh, a mythic bird, found Zâl, took him to his nest, and raised him as one of her chicks. Years later, Sâm regrated abandoning his son and takes him back home. However, Zâl could never forgive his father fully and was always sorrowful for being abandoned. Zâl who was famous for archery fell in love with Roudabeh in one of his adventures. Sâm was against the marriage, but Zâl finally married Roudabeh, Zahhâk’s granddaughter. The marriage resulted in Rostam’s birth. Many scholars believe that Rostam got his genes from both good and evil races consequently, he owns both power and balance.