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  • n. Haoma plant personified as a deity, usually capitalized when referred to as such.


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Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬊𐬨𐬀 (haoma).


  • Some maintain that Samanoo replaced Haoma, a scared herbal drink known for its healing properties.

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  • Even the hallucinogenic plant that inspired the Aryan poets was a god, called Haoma in

    Excerpt: The Great Transformation by Karen Armstrong

  • [Haoma] and Varuna, prepared the way for the elucidation of the history of "Dragons and Rain Gods" in my next lecture (Chapter II).

    The Evolution of the Dragon

  • Sun, Moon, Stars, the sacred Haoma plant (Skt. Soma), and other natural elements all have their special spirits.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • The king had sat motionless and frowning upon his seat until he saw the high priest fall headlong into the receptacle of the sacred Haoma.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • The high priest himself, utterly intoxicated and screaming with a voice like a wild beast in agony, fell backwards across the marble vase at the foot of the mortar and his hand and arm plashed into the dregs of the fermented Haoma.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • He walked slowly up the temple on the left side, and keeping his right hand toward the altar, he walked seven times around it, repeating a hymn alone in low tones; till, after the seventh time, he went up to the farther end of the hall, and stood before the black marble trough in which the fermented Haoma stood ready, having been prepared with due ceremony three days before.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • The oldest Mazdayashnians declared that the drinking of Haoma was an act, at once pleasing to God and necessary to stimulate the zeal of the priests in the long and monotonous chanting, which would otherwise soon sink to a mere perfunctory performance of a wearisome task.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • From time to time, the golden goblets were filled with the sweet Haoma juice, and passed rapidly from hand to hand along the line, and as each priest drank more freely of the subtle fermented liquor, his eyes gained a new and more unnatural light, and his gestures grew more wild, while the whole body of voices rose together from an even and dignified chant to an indistinguishable discord of deafening yells.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • Haoma drinker could sustain such an endless series of repeated prayers with fitting devotion and energy.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster


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