Vohu Manah

Vohu Manah, in Pahlavi: Vohuman, or Good Spirit, in the persian mythologyensures the presence of God in the soul of the just, and leads them to Paradise. His equivalent is the bovine … Read more

Thraetona

Thraetona conquered Dahaka, whom he chained to Mount Demavand who Kersasp was to kill at the end of the world, is important in the role as the universal king. When … Read more

Sraosh

Sroash is a lesser divinity who personifies Obedience and also is the guardian of prayer. He along with others were invoked by Zoroaster a number of times as the ‘other Ahuras’ in … Read more

spenta mainyu

Spenta Mainyu is the Holy Spirit of Ahura Mazda. In Zoroaster’s initial vision the first act which he conceived Ahura Mazda performing was the evocation of the six lesser divinities through his Holy … Read more

khsathra vairya

Khsathra Vairya, Desirable Dominion, or Ksathra (Power), is third in the hierarchy, and would appear to be concerned with war since he protects metals, but according to the Bundahishn his role is the … Read more

Daeva

Daevas in the persian mythology were warrior-gods, gods of the martial arts, wheeling destructive forces, and caring for little less that their prowess and fame. They were the opposite of … Read more

Asha Vahishta

Asha Vahishta (Best Righteousness), the second entity was originally called Arta to begin with-the Indian Rita-and later Ashavahisht, the better Asha Vahishta. He is the protector of fire, the seventh … Read more

Amesha spentas

Amesha Spentas, Holy Immortals, take ancient Iranian theology into the realm of myth, for they are gods without being gods, created without being creatures, and preside over great natural features without … Read more

Armati

Armati, Holy Devotion, embodying devotion that is good and just, is guardian of the earth, symbolizing the earth. Because of their great devotion for her she is usually invoked as Spenta … Read more

Ahura Mazda

Ahuras were the ethical, or beneficial, divinities to mankind as opposes to the Daevas. Zoroaster used this classification when he separated the Indo-Iranian gods. This deity was originally called Ahura, “the lord,” and … Read more

Ahriman

Ahriman, the principle of evil in Persian mythology, was personified as Angra Mainya, “the destructive spirit,” who introduced death into the world. He led the forces of evil against the host … Read more