Persian Mythology

Ahura Mazda

Ahura Mazda

Ahura Mazda (Ahura Mazdah, Auhar Mazd) In Persian mythology, good creator god, the wise lord, later called Ohrmazd (Ormuzd). Ahura ...
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Ahurani

Ahurani

Ahurani In Persian mythology, water goddess who watches over rainfall as well as standing water; invoked for health and healing, ...
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Airyaman

Airyaman

Airyaman In Persian mythology, god of healing, invoked against disease, sorcerers, and Demons. The good god, Ahura Mazda, called on ...
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Bahram Fire

Bahram Fire

Bahram Fire (Berezisauanh) In Persian mythology, sacred fire that represents all fires and shoots up before the good god, Ahura ...
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Bahram Gur

Bahram Gur

Bahram Gur (Bahramgor, Bahram Gor) In Persian mythology, a hero king appearing in the epic poem Shah Namah by Firdusi, ...
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Chinvat

Chinvat

Chinvat (Chinvad, Kinvad) In Persian mythology, a bridge over which all souls of the dead must pass on their way ...
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Daena

Daena

Daena (Din, Dino) In Persian mythology, an angel, the personification of Zoroastrian law and religion, who presides over the 24th ...
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Dakhma

Dakhma

Dakhma (Dahkma) Tower of Silence in Zoroastrian funeral rites, where the bodies of the dead are left to be eaten ...
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Mithras

Mithras

Mithras (Mithra) In Persian mythology, god of life, heat, fertility, a mediator between the gods and men, and chief aide ...
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Mitokht

Mitokht

Mitokht In Persian mythology, Demon of falsehood; son of the evil spirit, Ahriman. Taken from the Encyclopedia of World Mythology ...
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Thousand and One Nights, The (The Arabian Nights)

Thousand and One Nights, The (The Arabian Nights)

Thousand and One Nights, The (The Arabian Nights) English translation of the Arabic collection of tales, Alf Laylah wa-laylah, which ...
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