The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.
Persian belief system that combines aspects of monotheism and dualism; strongly influenced Judaism and Manichaeism.
A religion founded in Persia by Zoroaster in the 6th century BC and set forth in the "Zend-Avesta", promoting the worship of the deity Ormazd and expounding upon the theme of a universal struggle between the forces of light and darkness.
system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
A dying religion, its influence lives on in the Abrahamic beliefs. Originating 3500 years ago, this Persian faith profoundly changed the Hebrew religion. Zoroastrianism introduced the concept of monotheism, and the duality of good and evil, to Western theism.
Zoroastrianism is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra, Zartosht). Mazdaism is the religion that acknowledges the divine authority of Ahura Mazda, proclaimed by Zoroaster to be the one uncreated Creator of all (God).