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Yazatas is the collective name for all divine beings, according to Zoroastrianism, they are direct or indirect emanations of Ahura Mazda, and are considered "Beings worthy of worship." Although the title Amesha Spentass may be applied to any of these divinities, Yazatas is usually reserved for the lesser ones. A.G.H.


Boyce, Mary, Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, New York, Routledge, 2002, pp. 21, 22

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