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Angra Mainya (or Angru Mainyu) also known as Ahriman was an evil spirit; the Persian chthonic underworld god of darkness; and the original Zoroastrian name of the chief antagonist of Ahura Mazdah. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York,
Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 17