Ahura Mazda

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In this relief of an investiture scene, Ahura Mazda (right) presents the diadem of sovereignty to Khosrau Parviz.

EtymologyEdit

From Avestan 𐬀𐬵𐬎𐬭𐬀 𐬨𐬀𐬰𐬛𐬁 (Ahura Mazdā).

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Ahura Mazda

  1. (Zoroastrianism) The divinity exalted by Zoroaster as the one uncreated Creator, or God.
    • 2003, Jeffrey Brodd, World Religions 2003: A Voyage of Discovery, page 181,
      A relief sculpture of Ahura Mazda stands among the ruins of Persepolis in Iran.
    • 2004, Sarah Iles Johnston, Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide, page 555,
      What is important is that Darius and his successors were fervent Mazdeans, that is, worshipers of Ahura Mazda.
    • 2012, Winfried Corduan, Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions, page 190,
      Thus Ahura Mazda may be analogous to the Christian Trinity (one God in three persons), except consisting of one God in seven Amesha Spentas. In any event, the doctrine of the Amesha Spentas should not be interpreted in any way that compromises Zoroaster′s monotheism, although it would eventually change in exactly that way after the passing of Zoroaster himself.

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Ahura Mazda m

  1. (Zoroastrianism) Ahura Mazda
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