The most well-known heroes in Middle Eastern literature are those like Sinbad the Sailor. The stories of Sinbad’s seven journeys describe how he navigated the legendary trade lanes of the Indian Ocean while squaring off against great monsters, exploring incredible countries, and coming into contact with paranormal entities.
The “One Thousand and One Nights,” which takes place in Baghdad from CE 786 to 809 during the rule of the Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid, contains tales from Sinbad as well as those told by Scheherazade. Sinbad, however, is not included in Arabic translations of the Arabian Nights.
Is Sinbad A Real Story?
The protagonist of an Arabic narrative cycle, Sinbad is a fictitious mariner. However, it’s also possible that Sinbad was a genuine historical figure who had a voracious appetite for travel and a talent for tall tales. It’s also possible that after his passing, other conventional travel tales were added to his exploits to create the “Seven Voyages” that have come to define him.