The Daevas were a class of demons in Zoroastrianism that chose to follow Angra Mainya. The Gathas mentions three daevas, Aka Manah, Druj, and Aeshma. Aka Manah Aka Manah ('Evil Mind') was created by Angra Mainya to oppose Vohu Manah ('Good Mind.') He is second in command, next to his father, Angra Mainya, in the host of demons. Aka Manah was said to have supported the … [Read more...]
Zoroastrianism is a belief system - likely founded around the 6th century BCE - based on the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster. Zoroastrianism is a dualistic religion with an all good creator, Ahura Mazda, fighting an endless battle against evil, chaos and destruction led by Angra Mainyu or Ahriman. Read articles about Zoroastrianism below.
Ahriman in Zoroastrianism In ancient Persian religion (Zoroastrianism), Ahriman (aka Arimanius or Angra Mainya) stood high in the ranks of the enemies who opposed Ahura Mazda (aka Ohrmazd or Oromasdes). Ahriman is thought to be the first personification of "the Devil" because Zoroastrians believed in a completely dualistic form of religion. Four Stands in … [Read more...]