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Zoroastrianism: Zoroaster, Angra Mainyu, Ahura Mazda, Airyanem Vaejah, Anahita, Persecution of Zoroastrians, Fire Temple, Zurvanism, M

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Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781156795729
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56 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: Zoroaster, Angra Mainyu, Ahura Mazda, Airyanem Vaejah, Anahita, Persecution of Zoroastrians, FireMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: Zoroaster, Angra Mainyu, Ahura Mazda, Airyanem Vaejah, Anahita, Persecution of Zoroastrians, Fire temple, Zurvanism, Mazdak, Jamshid, Tower of Silence, 101 Names of God, Keyumars, Dastur Jamshed Ervad Sohrab Kukadaru, Hara Berezaiti, Ahurani, Paul the Persian, Saga of the Aryans, LGBT topics and Zoroastrianism, Parsi cuisine, Irani, Karshvar, Mashya and Mashyana, Atash Behram, Vourukasha, Darvand, Zoroastrian cosmology, Meherzad, G?h. Excerpt: Zoroastrianism ( ) is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of prophet Zoroaster (also known as Zarathustra, in Avestan) and was formerly among the worlds largest religions. It was probably founded some time before the 6th century BCE in Persia (Iran). The term Zoroastrianism is, in general usage, essentially synonymous with Mazdaism (the worship of Ahura Mazda, exalted by Zoroaster as the supreme divine authority). In Zoroastrianism, the Creator Ahura Mazda is all good, and no evil originates from Him. Thus, in Zoroastrianism good and evil have distinct sources, with evil (druj) trying to destroy the creation of Mazda (asha), and good trying to sustain it. Mazda is not immanent in the world, and His creation is represented by the Amesha Spentas and the host of other Yazatas, through whom the works of God are evident to humanity, and through whom worship of Mazda is ultimately directed. The most important texts of the religion are those of the Avesta, of which a significant portion has been lost, and mostly only the liturgies of which have survived. The lost portions are known of only through references and brief quotations in the later works, primarily from the 9th to 11th centuries. In some form, it served as the national- or state religion of a significant portion of the Iranian people for many centuries. The religion first dwindled when the Achaemenid Empire wa...