Fariedone, also called Apam Napat ("Son of the Waters") is the name of an Iranian mythical king and hero who is an emblem of victory, justice and generosity in the Persian literature.
According to the Shāhnāmeh, he was the son of Ābtīn, one of descendants of Jamshid. Fariedone, together with Kaveh the blacksmith, revolted against the tyrannical king Zahhāk, defeated and arrested him in the Alborz Mountains. Afterwards Fariedone became the king and, according to the myth, ruled the country for about 500 years. At the end of his life he allocated his kingdom to his three sons; Salm, Tur, and Iraj. Iraj was Fariedone's youngest and favored son and inherited the best part of the kingdom, namely Iran. Salm inherited Asia Minor and Tur inherited Central Asia. This aroused Iraj’s brothers’ envy and encouraged them to murder him. After Iraj’s murder, Fariedone enthroned Iraj’s grandson, Manūchehr. Manūchehr’s attempt to avenge his grandfather’s murder initiated the Iranian-Turanian wars.