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Persian Mythology, Gods and Goddesses
Part One
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Persian Mythology, Gods and Goddesses
A Pictorial Research and Guide
by Ahreeman X
December 10, 2006

Part One


Index of Chapters

Introduction
Christianity is based on Persian Philosophy of Mitraism!
Periods of Iranian History
Evolution of Gods in Persia
Devolution of Gender in Persia
The Persian Mythology
- Persian Gods
- Persian Guardian-Messenger Gods and Goddesses (Yazatas)
- Persian Goddesses
- Persian Arch-Angels and Angels (Amesha Spentas)
- Faravashis (Foruhars)
- Persian Mythical Characters, Creatures and Plants
- Persian Arch-Demons and Demonesses (Daevas and Drugs)
- Persian Minor Demons (Khord Daevas)
- Persian Minor Demonesses (Khord Drugs)

 

Introduction

We live in a period which the Islamist Regime does not teach the true history of Iran in our schools. We live in a period which Iranian history school-books, after a quick few pages on our thousands of years of history, begins the history of Iran by the date which Islam enters our land. Mullahs' version of Iranian History starts on 651 AD AIOG (1st Arabo-Islamic Occupational Government) of Iran. Our main history starts on 1979 AD AIOG (2nd Arabo-Islamic Occupational Government) of Iran. 28 + years of brainwash, book burnings and twisting the history of Iran goes on. Whatever valuable and accurate history books that we had, have been collected and burned, also they do not allow the publishers to re-publish these books, so the history of Iran is out of print. The students do not have a shred of knowledge about their history or identity! Arabo-Islamization of Iran is in process with the speed of light. They are teaching garbage as the Iranian history in schools! They are creating Shiite Abominations out of our children!

This piece is for Thirsty Students, Deep Thinkers, Nationalists and Lovers of Iran. The purpose of this vast research is to protect and serve the Persian Culture, which is IPC's First Amendment. Our celebrations, traditions, language and culture are melting away in between two poles. Our youth in Exile (outside Iran) are becoming fully Westoxicated and our youth in Inxile (inside Iran) are becoming fully Arabtoxicated. The young generation of Iranians has no clue of their rich 8000 years old history and surely they have no self-identity! The times are critical and it is up to us to revive our Persian Culture or it shall forever be lost in abyss and Black Holes of history! I dedicate this research to our only hope for survival and our only hope for a future democratic Iran. I dedicate this research to the Iranian Young Generation, our future Kaveh Ahangars and Arash Kamangirs.


Horse Column Top from Persepolis

My goal and our goal is to revive the Persian Culture via educating the youth, so they can regain their self-identity. We will continue the path of Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Yaqub Leis Saffarid, Dr. Ahmad Kasravi and Dr. Kourosh Aryamanesh. Despite the Islamist sabotage, we will continue the path to revive our national identity and to free our motherland.

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Christianity is based on Persian Philosophy of Mitraism!

The complete philosophy, doctrine and base for Christianity has been borrowed from the ancient Persian Philosophy of Mitraism (Mithraism.) According to Persian Mythology, Goddess Anahita is the Immaculate Virgin Mother of Goddess Mitra. Christians practically borrowed their doctrine and Holy Scriptures from Ancient Persian Mythology. Christian Church and scholars only changed the Divine Persian names to Christian names! They named "Anahita" as their Virgin Mary and they named "Mitra" as their Jesus Christ! The bases for the Christian Doctrine and writings in many versions of Bible, written by Christian Scholars and Saints has been practically borrowed (Stolen) material from Persian Mythology and Mithraism! This is documented history. So basically Christianity stole its doctrine from Persians. Later on Mohammed (Islam) stole his complete doctrine from bits and pieces of Torah (Jewish Holy Book) and Bible (Christian Holy Book)! For instance, various prayers, fasting, Allowed and Forbidden foods, scriptures, holy events, biblical history and other documents in Islam were all stolen from Judaism and Christianity. Now if you search for all the roots of everything, even mono thesis, it comes from Persian Doctrines of Mithraism, Vedaiism and Zoroastrianism. It all goes back to Persian Philosophies! Why do majority of public not know all this? Because the public has no clue about history. They do not even know what they had for supper a few nights ago! Yes my friends, It all goes back to Persian Philosophies!

* Mitra was the daughter of the virgin Goddess Anahita.
* Jesus was the son of the virgin mother Mary!

* Mitra was born on December 25th.
* Jesus was born on December 25th.

* Mitraists were having bread and wine at Mitraist Temples.
* Christians are having bread and wine at communions in churches!

And many more similarities…

So what are they? Coincidences or thieveries? The whole Bible is copy/pasted!

Now let’s see, Christianity is couple millenniums old but Mitraism goes back millenniums before Christianity!

Does direct copy/pasting of the Persian Philosophy of Mitraism sounds familiar?

Christianity is not a religion, yet it is a storybook made for adults. Even this storybook is not an original, yet a fake one, copied from the Persian Philosophy of Mitraism!

After reading this research, it will be all clear to you of how primarily Christianity and then Islam copy/pasted much of their holy books from ancient Persian philosophies of Mithraism, Vedaiism and Zoroastrianism!

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Periods of Iranian History

Before we begin, we must set a timetable on history of Iran. If we divide the Iranian 8000 years old history in to 8 sections. The most logical table will be such as this:


"The Periods of Iranian History" Table
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1. Ancient Civilizations (Pre Vedai) Era: 6000 BC - 2000 BC
2. Vedai Era: 2000 BC - 850 BC
3. Pre-Avesta Era: 850 BC - 728 BC
4. The Kingdom Era: 728 BC - 559 BC
5. The First Imperial Era: 559 BC - 651 AD
6. The First AIOG (Arabo-Islamic Occupational Government) Era: 651 AD - 873 AD
7. The Second Imperial Era: 873 AD - 1979 AD
8. The Second AIOG (Arabo-Islamic Occupational Government) Era: 1979 AD - present

Now that we are aware of these time periods, then we can move on to our main subject. When introducing various Persian Gods, Goddesses and other Mythical Figures, I will be naming certain periods, which they belong to. Persian Gods and Goddesses distribute along 8000 years of Iranian history from Pre Vedai Era all the way to The First Imperial Era and beyond. By understanding the above timetable, you are now armed with the weapon of knowing your time frames. Now we shall begin the main subject.

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Evolution of Gods in Persia

Please comprehend that Persians had Multi Gods (Polly Thesis) during Vedai Era (2000 BC - 850 BC) and Pre-Avestan Era (850 BC - 728 BC). During "Early Vedai Era", when Iranian and Indian Aryans lived together, and then during "Late Vedai Era", when Iranian and Indian Aryans lived separate, in both periods, Iranians had a Polly Thesis System of Gods. Also afterwards in Mithraism Period, during the Pre-Avestan Era, Iranians also had a Polly Thesis System of Gods. So from the Ancient Civilizations (Pre Vedai) Era, all the way to and somewhat during The Kingdom Era, Iranians had a Polly Thesis System of Gods (Multi Gods). During these periods, Both Ahura Mazda and Ahreeman existed, yet they were only two major Gods amongst a number of other Gods and Goddesses. As it is documented in scriptures, during these periods, Zurvan was the father of Ahura Mazda and Ahreeman.

Suddenly during The Kingdom Era, when Zoroastrianism hit the screen, Zoroastrians primarily believed in two major forces of Ahura Mazda and Ahreeman. Rest of the Gods became less important and somewhat vanished! Once Zoroastrianism switched from a philosophy to a major religion of Iranians, eventually Zoroastrians only recognized the two forces of Ahura Mazda and Ahreeman. The rest of the Gods were only cherished by non-Zoroastrians. Later on Zoroastrians started to believe in Mono Thesis and the one and only God, Ahura Mazda.

The original philosophy of Zarathustra emphasized on Two Faces or Two Sides (Ahura Mazda and Ahreeman) of the same God; however, later on, Mubeds and Hirbeds (Zoroastrian Priests) had changed the original Zoroastrian Doctrine in to the belief in one God as Ahura Mazda with his Arch Evil Enemy Ahreeman!


Zarathustra Spitmata

So in a way Ahura Mazda had existed way before The Kingdom Era and Avestan Era, yet during this period, he became The Major God. On the contrary, except a specific period (Ashkanid Period) during The First Imperial Era (59 BC - 651 AD), Mithraism and worship of Mitra had faded away in Iran! In ancient times, Mithraism was a major religion and Mitra was a major Goddess. Mithraism was exported from Iran to Greece, Rome, India and Northern Territories, yet eventually by the rise of Zoroastrianism, The Mithraism philosophy had faded away. The only exception to this rule, were the centuries of Ashkanid (Arsacid) Empire. Ashkanids were more or less very keen on Mithraism, Mitra, Sun Goddess and Mehregan Festival (Festival of the Sun).

Main Fire Temple of Yazd, The Zoroastrian Capital of Iran

Historical Fire Temple of Pasargad

Historical Fire Temple of Baku, Azerbaijan

Historical Fire Temple of Udava, India

Fire Temples of India

Futuristic Sci-Fi Fire Temple


A Parsi Family going to Fire Temple at Bombay, India.
Parsis of India are one of the oldest Aryan Persian Groups who fled Iran during the First AIOG (Arabo_Islamic Occupational Government) at 651 AD and settled in West India particularly today's Bombay. When Tazi Beasts occupied our nation, many Iranians saw no other choice but to save their Families' lives and property by escaping to India.

Ahura Mazda - Ahreeman, two sides of the same coin!

Have in mind that these Gods and Goddesses were worshiped and respected before Zoroasta and Zoroastrianism, yet even after Zoroasta, people still had respect for them yet more out of symbolism and tradition. During Achaemenids (559 BC - 330 BC), Ahura Mazda Ancient God of intelligence during Vedai Era, became one of the two dual characters in Zoroastrian philosophy. Zoroastrians started to worship the one and only God Ahura Mazda. Yet the other Character, the Ancient God of Evil Ahriman (Ahreeman) was also there for Zoroastrians to recognize. However many believe that Ahura Mazda and Ahreeman are two sides of the same coin, they are the two faces of the same God, symbolic for the duality of man. Many believe that this duality has been started from Zoroastrianism and they both complete one another. Mitra and Anahita were specifically always as Icons in Persian civilization. Mitra was specially worshiped during Arsacid (Ashkanid) Parthian Dynasty Era (238 BC - 224 AD). Ashkanids believed in the Sun Goddess and the holy power of the sun, they considered themselves as the Sun People. Also Sassanids (224 AD - 651 AD) were Zoroastrian but even then, people did not forget their symbolic respect for Ancient Persian Gods and Goddesses.

Once Islam entered Iran, Polly Thesis had changed to Mono Thesis and Allah replaced All Gods and Goddesses. Arabo_Muslim have done their best to destroy the Persian Culture and along with it, the Persian Gods and Goddesses of Iran; however, despite Tazis' hard work, the Legend of Persian Mythology is still alive! On the other hand, even though Arabs take credit for bringing the worship of a Mono God (Allah) to Iran, yet the fact is that Iranians were worshiping a Mono God (Ahura Mazda), centuries before the existence of Islam!


The Zoroastrian Sacred Cow vs Allah!

Cow is not only sacred to Hindus! There is also a Zoroasztrian Sacred Cow! Why you ask? There is a logic behind it. The Sacred Cow of Zoroastrians feeds milk to the Aryans, labors their farms and assists them with their agriculture. Aren't those enough reasons to be sacred? Mohammed turned a Black Rock in the center of Ka'bbah (a totem) to Allah and made it a mono god! Arabo_Muslim around the world are worshiping this Rock between 3 (Shiite) to 5 (Sunni) times a day! Don't you think a Cow has more use and is more sacred than a useless Black Rock (Allah)? This is pure Persian logic and it makes sense.

So as you see, even our Cow worths much more than Arab's Allah!

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Devolution of Gender in Persia

Multi Genderism was a norm in Ancient Persia. Multi Genderism and Various Verity of Genders, were a fact of life since The Ancient Civilizations (Pre Vedai) Era (6000 BC - 2000 BC). In ancient times, Iranians did not have the present moral taboos! In Iranian society, had existed: Male, Female, Both Female and Male (Bi Gender), Neither Female nor Male (Neuter), Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Transvestite and various other types of Gender Identities.

So were the Gods and Goddesses. We had:
Male Masculine Gods (Ahreeman)
Female Feminine Goddesses (Anahita)
Bi Gender Goddesses (Mitra)
Neuter Gods (Zurvan)
Male Feminine Gods (Indira)
Female Masculine Goddesses (Allatum)

etc.

Iranian Gods and Goddesses were a representation of the Non Gender Bias Iranian Society. There was no Gender Discrimination in Iran. Iranians were free of Gender issues; furthermore, Iranians believed in endless variety of Gender Forms. Women were the most valuable in the Iranian society. Ancient Iranian society did not see the gender issue as Black and White, Male or Female! Iranians believed in freedom of All Genders, including Male, Female, In Between, Bi Gender, No Gender, Feminine, Masculine, Hetero, Homo, Transgender, Transvestite and various other forms. In ancient Iranian civilization, Aryans were living beyond the petty gender issues.


Morality and Gender in Ancient Persia

Ancient Iranians saw morality as a state of mind, and not as a state of genitalia (Under Belly)! A person's state of soul and mentality was the determining factor for his morality and the person's gender and sexual preference had nothing to do with his level of morality. Ancient Iranians were beyond Gender issues.


Morality and Gender in Post Islamic Persia

Once Islam hit Iran, then everything became Black and White, Male or Female! Once Islam hit Iran, morality was determined by the condition of people's sexual organ and sexual orientation! Heterosexuality became the only allowed form of sex and lifestyle, while everything else became outlawed and taboo. This is how the enslavement of half the population (women) started. This is how people's sexual preference or nature, became a factor to measure their morality! This is how Islamic "Dual Life" started to form and as we know it. Islamic Clerics, themselves lead two lives: They preach Heterosexual Family Values on surface, while they openly believe in up to 4 permanent wives (Aqdi) and unlimited Temporary Wives (Siqeh) and Concubines (Female Slaves) for each man (Legal Islamic Prostitution)! But then again Majority of Islamic Clerics are also occupied with Homosexual activities with young religious students, in backrooms of the mosques, of course in hiding! This is Islam in a nutshell and this is how Islamic fake, superficial, baseless and corrupt system of values had entered the Iranian Culture and as the rest of the Islamic Doctrine, it has infected the Iranian Body!


Certain Persian Gods/Godesses'
common Indian, Greek and Roman Roots

Certain Persian Gods and Goddesses have common roots with Indian equivalents, because during the Vedai Era, Persian and Indian Aryans lived together. Also certain Persian Gods and Goddesses have common roots with Greeks and Roman equivalents, simply because these entities originated from Iran; however, in later decades and centuries, Greeks and Romans adopted these beings from Iranians and they cherished and flourished them to very high standards.

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The Persian Mythology

Index of Titles
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I. Persian Gods
II. Persian Guardian-Messenger Gods and Goddesses (Yazatas)
III. Persian Goddesses
IV. Persian Arch-Angels and Angels (Amesha Spentas)
V. Faravashis (Foruhars)
VI. Persian Mythical Characters, Creatures and Plants
VII. Persian Arch-Demons and Demonesses (Daevas and Drugs)
VIII. Persian Minor Demons (Khord Daevas)
IX. Persian Minor Demonesses (Khord Drugs)

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Persian Gods

Aban
God of fertility
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Ada
God of generosity and rewards
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Ahura Mazda
God and Master of Intelligence. "Ahura" equates to "divinity" and "Mazda" to "wisdom". Ahura Mazda Lord of Wisdom is the Persian supreme god.

Original Statue of Ahura

Various precious Ahura Statues

Ahura and Darius The Great
Ahura at Bistun
Bistun is the site of the Persian royal proclamation carved by Darius I The Great on a grand cliff known as "Mountain of the Gods." The Inscription celebrates various victories of Darius over Gaumata, pretender to the Achaemenid throne.

As Ahura Mazda created this Earth, he turned it over to me ….
(Darius The Great - Inscription at Bistun)


A Spiritual Moment between Shahanshah Darius I The Great and Ahura Mazda
Darius pays his respects to Ahura Mazda. Later on Darius had stated:
"At that glorious moment, when Ahura touched my soul; I felt the presence of All past and present Aryan Gods on top of the Mountain of Gods!"


Darius salutes (Ancient Persian Aryan Slaute) Ahura Mazda at Mountain of The Gods, Bistun.


Faravahar representation of Ahura Mazda


Darius' Seal of Ahura Mazda


A Spiritual Moment between Darius and Ahura Mazda on Mountain of the Gods.


Shapour, the Persian Shahanshah (right) battles Valerian, the Roman Emperor (left).
Shapour stated: "The reason for my victory was because Ahura blessed Persia and myself."


Faravahar, representation of Ahura with Immortals (Elite Persian Guard Units) guarding on both sides.

Ahura and Ring of Power
According to ancient Persian Mythology, Shahanshahs (Emperors) of Persia would only become legitimate after Ahura granted them The Ring of Power. So at the beginning of their reign, they had to officially receive The Ring of Power from Ahura or in certain occasions from Anahita.

Ring of Power

Ahura and Ardeshir I
Ardeshir I Sassanid (left) receives the Ring of Power from Ahura (right).

Ahura and Ardeshir II
Taqe Bostan: Ardeshir II (center) receiving Ring of Power from Ahura (right). Mitra is wearing a crown of sun-rays, holding a priest's barsam, and standing on a sacred lotus (left).

Ahura and Khosrow II
Taqe Bostan: Anahita with a barsam (left) is blessing Khosrow II (center), while Khosrow receives the Ring of Power from Ahura (right).

Ahreeman
Or Ahriman is The Dark Lord. Ahreeman is The Ancient Persian God of Evil. Ahreeman is The Evil Spirit of the one true god, Ahura Mazda. In the Avesta (Ancient Persian Zoroastrian Book) he is called the twin-brother of the Holy Spirit. In original Avestan texts, Ahriman and Ahura Mazda are two faces of the same entity and two sides of the same coin. This is the ancient "Persian Duality" or two faces of one god. Faravahar the Zoroastrian winged symbol's lower half beast-like bird body represents Ahriman and his upper half-human body represents Ahura Mazda. Ahreeman is the dark side of Ahura.

L. Original representation of Ahreeman, Lord of Darkness
R. Philosophical representation of Ahreeman


Historical representations of Ahreeman


Artistic representations of Ahreeman


Modern Representations of Ahreeman


Ancient philosophical representation of Ahreeman

Faravahar (Ahura Mazda + Ahreeman)
Upper human body = Ahura and the lower beast body = Ahreeman.

Andarva
God of Air
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Apam-Napat
God who resides in the water.
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Anzu
A massive Persian bird-god that can breathe fire and water. He has a lion head and an eagle body similar to the griffin.
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Asheh
God of settling down
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Asman
God of the Sky
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Atar
Or Azar Goshasb is The God of Fire who owns a heavy powerful horse. Atar is Son of Ahura Mazda. He battles Azhi-Dahak, the great dragon of the sky. Atar is conceived of as a spirit of fire. In Avestan texts, his name means "Fire". He symbolically represents the life-animating force, which is radiating from the spirit of Ahura Mazda.
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Zoroastrians Celebration at Azar Goshasb Fire Temple

Zoroastrians celebrate Nowruz (Persian New Year)

Avar Zaman
God of Time
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Aryaman
The Persian God of friendship and healing. A philosophical concept personified as an Aryan God.
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Baga
Persian God of prosperity and wealth.
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Bahman
God of good thoughts
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Bahram
The War God, The Great Guardian of Aryans, he protects The Aryans in battles and wars. The Persian God of the planets and victory.


Burijas
The Great Kassites (Lorestan) Persian God of War.
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Geus-Tasan
God of Cattle. In ancient Persian mythology going back to Pre Vedai Era, Geus-Tasan is the divine creator of cattle.
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Hadish
Persian God of Agriculture. God and guardian of peasants, peasants' homes and agriculture.
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Indira
The Aryan God of Thunder and Storm. He is the God of warfare with ugliness. Indira promotes courage and bravery. Almost one fourth of the total number of hymns of the Rigveda, about 250 hymns have been dedicated to him. Indira often rides an elephant. Indira has originated from Vedai Era (Vedas Period). Indira was a Feminine Male God!

Neriosang
The Messenger-God in ancient Persia, Neriosang is an Avestan Period God.
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Parand
God of happiness and wealth
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Rapithwin
The ancient Persian God of midday, the protecting deity of the south and of the summer season.
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Shushinak
One of the Oldest Iranian Gods. Ancient God of Susa Civilization, first Iranian Civilization going back 8000 years.


Sorush
God of cleanliness and in Middle Persian myths, "the messenger of the gods". He was sent down from heavens to announce to the kings that their final hour had struck.
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Tasho
The Fashioner, carpenter, chariot maker and the "heavenly builder", the maker of divine implements.
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Teshba
God of storm
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Vanant
The Guardian God Star of the west who conquers evil. In Persian mythology, he is one of the four leaders of the stars which fights for Ahura Mazda.
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Verethragna
The Persian God of victory. The personification of aggressive triumph. God of Vrahran Fire, the most sacred of all fires. Vrahran Fire is a combination of 16 fires, most of which belong to those in the metal-working trades. He punishes the evil done by man and demon. Verethragna appears in many shapes such as bird of prey, bull, camel, bear, youth, warrior with a golden sword, wind, etc. His appearance as a bird and bear were especially popular. The twentieth day of the month is dedicated to him.
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Zurvan
The Persian god of infinite time and space. He decides the fate. He is traditionally represented as being without gender (neuter), passions, and neutral in regard to good and evil. Zurvan is The primordial god in Persian religion. According to some Vedai Sources, Zurvan is the father of the good God Ahura Mazda and the Evil God Ahreeman (Angra Mainyu). With children representing the two opposites, Zurvan himself is regarded as a neutral god; one for whom there is no distinction between good or evil. Zurvan is also said to be the god of destiny, light and darkness. Zuvan is Gender-less and Neutral.

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Persian Guardian-Messenger Gods and Goddesses (Yazatas)

Zoroastrianism defines The Yazatas as the deities to whom the hymns in the Zend-Avesta are addressed. They are the guardians of the celestial bodies and the messengers of Ahura Mazda. Yazatas are basically Guardian-Messenger Gods and Goddesses. Originally in fundamental philosophy of Zoroastrianism, there were only 7 Yazatas, 7 being the holy number. However, later on, the Hierarchy of Fire Temples and Mubeds (Zoroastrian Priests) have added up to over 50 Yazatas to the list and named them angels. The original Yazatas: The Head Yazata is Mitra and others include Diana, Mah, Rashnu, Vate, Zam and Tir. There are 6 Females and 1 Male Yazatas, which makes the total of 7. Number 7 is the holy Zoroastrian number. Here is the list of Yazatas:

Diana
Goddess Yazata (Female)
Or Daena is Goddess of Faith. Diana is considered to be the daughter of Ahura Mazda and Armaiti. Diana is The Goddess who personifies The Faith in Persian mythology. Her name means "That which was revealed". She is one of the Yazatas.


L. Persian (original) representation of Diana.
M. Modern representation of Diana.
R. Greek representation of Diana.

Mah
Goddess Yazata (Female)
Goddess of Planet Moon. She is associated with the cow, which plays an important part in ancient Iranian mythology (Vedai and Avestan Periods), and presides over time and tide. She is mentioned as an assistant to Vohuman. The seventh day of the month is dedicated to Mah.

Mitra
Goddess Yazata (Female)
Originally Mehr or Mithra meaning Sun, is The Sun Goddess (or God - bi gender) of seal, agreement and treaty. Mitra is the leader of Yazatas. Mitra stands for honesty, friendship, contracts and meetings. Mitra in ancient times (pre Vedai and Avestan Period) has been The Great Goddess of light, love, contracts and friendship. She also maintains the cosmic order. At one time, Mitra was The Major Ancient Goddess of Persia and Mithraism was a major religion. Mithraism eventually had also moved and become popular in India, Greece and Rome! Later on Christianity adopted its doctrine from Mithraism. After Zoroastrianism, Mitra's status has been reduced to a Yazata. Ashkanids used to worship and cherish Mitra (Mehr) Goddess of the shining light. The autumn Persian festival of Mehregan originated as a ritual dedicated to Mehr, the Persian goddess of light and love. Unlike Zuvan, which is Gender-less and Neutral, Mitra is Bi Gender, both female and male.

Persian (original) representations of Mitra

Indian representation of Mitra

Greek representation of Mitra

Roman representations of Mitra

Christian Western representation of Mitra

Modern representations of Mitra

Rashnu
Goddess Yazata (Female)
The Persian Divine Angel Goddess of Justice. She is The Goddess of last judgement and the personification of righteousness. Along with Mitra and Sraosa, she judges the souls of the dead on the Chinvat bridge leading to heavens. She carries the "Golden Scales" which she weighs the souls at Judgement with it. Rashnu is the open eye of justice and one of the Yazatas.

Vate
Goddess Yazata (Female)
Or Vata is The ancient Persian Goddess of the wind. The twentieth day of the month is dedicated to her. She is one of the strong Yazatas.
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Zam
Goddess Yazata (Female)
The Persian Goddess of Earth. In Ancient Iranian (Avestan Period) mythology, Zam is the symbol of Earth.
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Tir
God Yazata (Male)
Or Tistrya is Persian God of Rain. Tir is a Persian and Armenian God devoted to Yazatas Hierarchy. The Persian god associated with the rains and fertility, the personified deity of Sirius the Dog Star. He leads the armies of Ahura Mazda against the forces of evil and he defeated the Arch-Demon Apaosa. The forth month and the thirteenth day of the month are dedicated to him. Tirgan Rain festival, the famous Persian Celebration is dedicated to him.

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