Ahura Mazda

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chief deity of Zoroastrianism


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The difference lies in the conception of the cosmic forces of Ahuramazda and Ahriman, good and evil, respectively.
In contrast, Manichaeism sees the end of the world in the mere separation of the cosmic forces,(48) since Ahuramazda and Ahriman are co-eternals.
We have already seen them to be commanders of armies in various troublesome regions; yet Darius says the victories were won by his armies thanks to the help Ahuramazda conferred on the king: 'Ahuramazda bore aid to me; by the favour of Ahuramazda my army smote that rebellious army exceedingly'.(56) Most importantly, Darius gives all the credit to himself in the summing up sentence 'This is what was done by me' with reference to the events in both Baktria and Arachosia (DB 39 and 48); yet, as we have already noticed, all the fighting in those regions was actually done in his absence by armies not given or sent by him, but led by Dadarshi and Vivana.
The law of Ahuramazda--that I obey by the favor of Ahuramazda. If I do not leave the right path, may Ahuramazda protect me and my family.
Da(raufhin) habe nach dem Willen Ahuramazdas ich diese Daiva-Statte zerstort und angeordnet: '(Die) Daivas sollen nicht (langer) verehrt werden!' Wo auch immer zuvor (die) Daivas verehrt worden sind, da habe ich Ahuramazda verehrt zur rechten Zeit und mit rechtem Zeremoniell." (39) This passage has given rise to much speculation about whether the destruction of the daivadanam (40) could refer to the destruction of temples of rebellious subjects in Babylon (41) or Athens.
An Achaemenid Symbol I: A Farewell to 'Fravahr' and 'Ahuramazda.' AMI 7: 135-44.
Remarkably, this passage is echoed in the Achaemenid inscriptions, notably in one by Xerxes (XPh 5.16-20): "If you who (shall be) in the future shall think: 'Let me be both happy (while) alive and one with Order (when) dead!' (then) behave according to that Law which Ahuramazda established ...
He notes the occurrence of a ritual offering, Ian, in eighty-one texts: twenty-six to the Elamite god Humban and ten to Ahuramazda. The feast known as sip is found in nine Fortification texts.
In his view, the middle of the relief--the space between God (Ahuramazda) above and the Lie (Gaumata) below--depicts earth, the field of battle between good and evil.
Old Persian DNb 1-3 "A great god is Ahuramazda, who gave/made (verb da-) this *perfection (frasam) that is seen, who gave happiness to man" (R.