Ahura Mazda

Ahura Mazda
Ahura Mazda (Photo credit: A.Davey)

Ahura Mazda [Persian = Wise Lord] is the all-wise creator and God of Zoroaster‘s monotheism. The deity may have evolved from the cult of Mithra. Some scholars link him to the Rig Vedic Asura, which originally meant “The Lord” or the more specific name, Varuna.

Mazda first created the Amesha Spentas. These divine assistants are often compared to Archangels. The Yazatas came next as holy beings worthy of mankind’s worship. Mazda then created the seven aspects of the one Good Creation: Man, earth, fire, sky, water, livestock and vegetation. But he did not create his evil counterpart, Ahriman, who is said to exist independently throughout all time.

Asura (Photo credit: to ang, with love)

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