American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The chief deity of Zoroastrianism, the creator of the world, the source of light, and the embodiment of good. Also called Ohrmazd.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Ormuzd.
- n. chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good
- From Avestan 𐬀𐬵𐬎𐬭𐬀 𐬨𐬀𐬰𐬛𐬁 (Ahura Mazdā). (Wiktionary)
- Avestan ahurō mazdå, the Wise Lord : ahurō, lord; see ansu- in Indo-European roots + mazdā-, wise; see men-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Unfortunately, the bull escapes from the cave, whereupon Ahura Mazda sends a crow with a message to Mithra to find and slay it.”
“(seventh to fourth century B.C.) assign him amuch higher place, naming him immediately after Ahura Mazda and associating him with the goddess Anaitis (Anahata), whose name sometimes precedes his own.”
“Ahura Mazda had created a wild bull which Mithra pursued, overcame, and dragged into his cave.”
“Ahura Mazda and only allowed Ahriman a subordinate share in the creation, or rather counter-creation, of the world; not from Indian”
“Ahura Mazda and Spenta Armaiti gave birth to a great number of lesser deities and heroes: Artagnes (Hercules),”
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