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  • proper n. Avestan language name of Zoroastrianism's hypostasis of the "destructive spirit". The Middle Persian equivalent is Ahriman.


From Avestan 𐬀𐬢𐬭𐬀 𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬫𐬎 (Aŋra Mainyu, "destructive spirit"). (Wiktionary)


  • But those who followed the teaching of Ahriman [5] (Angra Mainyu: meaning Evil spirit or devil, the Harmful One) will fall back and remain here to suffer for eternity.

    Iran and the Spirit of the Airyanem Vaejah Nation

  • This deity seems to have passed from the Greek and Roman religions into the Christian story as the sexualized cloven-footed Satin by way of the Persian/Zoroastrian Angra Mainyu?

    Pan and Satyrs

  • Âka-Magi were distracted, and when, I prayed, Angra Mainyu himself would be sufficiently sated with sacrifice that he was slow to take alarm.

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  • “Angra Mainyu wishes it, îshta, and so do you, in your heart of hearts.”

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  • And as much as it might pain him, as much as his black, black eyes might grow lustrous with tears, he would take the gift of love and offer it on the altar of Angra Mainyu.

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  • I had not reckoned, before this, what it would be like to enter the stronghold of Angra Mainyu, enemy of life, Lord of Dark­ness.

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  • Only that the Âka-Magus-in-training makes a dedication of his offering, and they are linked in the sight of Angra Mainyu.

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  • Gashtaham laid his hands upon their shoulders, gazing into their eyes, reading their hearts and the will of Angra Mainyu.

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  • It was never the will of the people of Drujan — the farmers, the fisherfolk, the weavers and servants — to follow the worship of Angra Mainyu.

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  • “Let those who would make the vahmyâcam come forward with their offerings, save he who is last and greatest among us, beloved of Angra Mainyu!”

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