Ahura-Mazda

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ahura-Mazda (Zoroastrianism) The supreme deity, the embodiment of the principle of good, creator of the world, source of light, and guardian of mankind. He is the opponent of Ahriman, the spirit of evil, both being sprung from Eternity, or, according to another version, Ahriman being the offspring of a moment of doubt on the part of Ormazd. Ormazd is attended by angels and archangels. He is represented as a bearded man inclosed in a winged circle, a conception probably derived from the Assyrian representations of Ashur.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Zend Ahuramazda,

Usage

In literature:

The good power was called Ahura-Mazda, and the evil power was called Angro-Mainyus.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
The third of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was the strong, holy Mouru.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
O Fire, Ahura, Mazda's son!
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
I offer to thee, O Ahura-Mazda, sacrifices of all kinds.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
What I have done here, and what I have done elsewhere, I have done by the grace of Ahura-Mazda.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Ahura-mazda is less spiritual and less awful than Jehovah.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media" by George Rawlinson
Slay him before the altar; destroy the unbeliever that entereth the temple of Ahura Mazda!
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
According to these writings Ahura Mazda (Ormuzd), "the omniscient sovereign," created the world.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
After this follows, in the fourth period, the victory gained by Ahura-Mazda.
"A Comparative View of Religions" by Johannes Henricus Scholten
It is noticeable that Ahura Mazda is considered as luminous and good, and Ahriman as gloomy and bad.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
Ahura-Mazda, 127, 145; and Bel, 146.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
We are worshippers of Ahura Mazda (the Supreme Being), of the sun and of the five elements.
"Les Parsis" by D. Menant
Ahura-Mazda, 113, 166, 184.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Ahura-Mazda creates all things good, and the race of men happy and immortal.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
In the Rigveda the name Ahura Mazda, in the form Asura Medha, is used for more than one god of light.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
In the name of the blessed Ahura-Mazda, I, Kurush, bid thee welcome.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
The Supreme God: Zeus, Jupiter, Varuna, Ahura Mazda.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, October 1879" by Various
O Ahura-mazda, thou true happy Being!
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Ecclesiastes" by Samuel Cox
Nehemiah addressed Jahveh in the elevated tone the Persians addressed Ahura-Mazda.
"Bible Studies" by Joseph M. Wheeler
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