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- n. A Zoroastrian heretical movement claiming that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were his offspring.
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- n. a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring
- n. a Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe
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Although pockets of Zurvanism were found throughout the Sassanid Empire, including even
Zurvanism was a Zoroastrian sect sometimes favored by certain
Unfortunately the true nature of this Zurvanism is fundamentally obscure, owing to the unsatisfactory character of the extant documentation.
How - ever, some recent studies tend to show that Zurvanism was not generally taken to be a heresy, and was able to mingle with orthodox Zoroastrianism.
Under the Sassanids a monistic trend developed in the speculation called “Zurvanism.”
Zurvanism was a sect of Zoroastrianism which acknowledged a superior deity to Ahura Mazda,
Zurvanism is considered to be the biggest heresy within Zoroastrianism.