- "Puny Spartan! I'll bring Xerxes your head."
- ―Kurush to Leonidas I of Sparta, 480 BCE
Kurush (died 480 BCE) was a Persian officer of the Achaemenid Empire who fought in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE.
During the battle, Kurush defeated several Spartan soldiers before being knocked off a cliff by the Spartan King Leonidas. The two dueled in combat though Leonidas emerged victorious.
- The name Kurush is the Old Persian variation of the name Cyrus, which was the name of the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.
- Kurush wears the standard outfit worn by members of the Immortals.
Kurush combating two Spartan soldiers