Ahura Mazda

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  • noun

Synonyms for Ahura Mazda

chief deity of Zoroastrianism


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Following Skjxrvo, she argues that Zarathustra was the first human to use the powerful magical formulae of the Gallas, whereas Ahura Mazda was the primeval magician who instructed him (p.
Nyberg contends that Darius in his inscriptions alludes to "Farmana" a divine force equated with Fravahar or Fravashi, therefore this bust is the divine Fravahar not Ahura Mazda.
It was also the first religion to posit a single source of evil, the devil spirit Ahriman, who was also uncreated, and who, with great malice, used his formidable powers to oppose Ahura Mazda and all that was good in this world.
In the Rigveda the ruler and organizer of the cosmic order is Indra; in the Avesta it is Ahura Mazda, who, apparently, does not fight his own battles, but delegates them to Tistriia and the fravashis ([section]155).
in a pair of primal entities: Spenta Mainyu the holy spirit or hypostasis of Ahura Mazda (Ohrmazd) the wise lord, and Angra Mainyu (Ahreman) the destructive or evil spirit.
13) refers to Ahura Mazda as yim drigubiio dadat [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII("the one whom they have established as a shepherd to the drigus").
Vohu Manah is the most important of the Amesha Spentas, ranking only after Ahura Mazda himself in the Zoroastrian divine heptad.
In this connection a passage is cited (Denkard III 60:9) linking the deity Ahura Mazda to humans via the beneficent immortals (p.
Lindtner identifies yonaka-deva with Mi[theta]ra and Brahma with Ahura Mazda but quotes in a note (p.
The opposition between Ahura Mazda and the daevas stems from Zarathustra's religious reform that took place before the oldest Iranian texts.
113, 145), then one may assume with Hale and other scholars that both Varuna and Ahura Mazda derive from a common Indo-Iranian god, and one may further suggest that this god was considered lord over all other gods.
I find it wholly inconceivable that Ardasir I, for instance, would destroy statues of Ahura Mazda in temples while ordering the carvings of the reliefs showing him inaugurated to kingship by the highest Zoroastrian god.
This sovereign owned his victory to Ahura Mazda and thus offered a religious effect to the epigraph to a great extent.
Religious system: obedience of Ahura Mazda and trilogy gods and kings [2]