what are all of the Gods in the Persian Pantheon???
Before persia became a muslim place what were all of The Gods there?
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- Ymmo the HeathenLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The characters of Persian mythology almost always fall into one of two camps. They are either good, or they are evil. The resultant discord mirrors the ancient conflict, which in Persian mythology is based on the Zoroastrian concept of the dual emanation of Ahura Mazda (Avestan, or Ormuzd in later Persian). Spenta Mainyu is the source of constructive energy, while Angra Mainyu is the source of darkness, destruction, sterility, and death.
Found in abundance in Persian mythology are the daēva (Avestan, Persian: div), meaning 'celestial' or 'bright'. These divinities were worshipped in pre-Zoroastrian Mazdaism, and as in Vedic religions, the adherents of the pre-Zoroastrian form of Mazdaism considered the daēva holy and sacred beings. It is only after the religious reforms of Zarathustra (Zoroaster) that the term daēva became associated with demons. Even then the Persians living south of the Caspian Sea continued to worship the daeva and resisted pressure to accept Zoroastrianism, and legends that involve daēva survive to this day. For instance, that of the legend of the Div-e Sepid (white daēva) of Mazandaran.
Moreover, Angra Mainyu or Ahriman in Persian, once the Zoroastrian epitome of evil, lost its original Zoroastrian/Mazdaist identity in later Persian literature, and was ultimately depicted as a div. Religious depictions of Ahriman made in the era following the Islamic invasion show Ahriman as a giant of a man with spotted body and two horns.
 Good and Evil
Relief in Tus depicting popular mythical stories of Iran.The most famous legendary character in the Persian epics and mythology is Rostam. On the other side of the fence is Zahhak, a symbol of despotism who was finally defeated by Kaveh the Blacksmith who led a popular uprising against him. Zahhak was guarded by two vipers which grew out of his shoulders. No matter how many times they were beheaded, new heads grew on them to guard him. The snake like in many other Oriental mythologies was a symbol of evil. But many other animals and birds appear in Iranian mythology and especially the birds were signs of good omen. Most famous of these is Simorgh, a large beautiful and powerful bird, Homa, a royal bird of victory whose plume adorned the crowns and Samandar, the phoenix.
Peri (Avestan: Pairika), considered a beautiful though evil woman in early mythology, gradually became less evil and more beautiful until the Islamic period she became a symbol of beauty similar to the houris of Paradise. However another evil woman, Patiareh, now symbolizes whores and prostitutes.
Deities of the religions of the Greater Persian cultural continent
Persian Mysticism, a traditional interpretation of existence, life and love with Perso-Islamic Sufi monotheism as its practical aspect:
direct perception of spiritual truth (God), through mystic practices based on divine love.
Yarsan, a religious order of Yazdanism, believed to have been founded in the 16th century:
God manifests one primary and 5 secondary avatars to form with God the Holy Seven.
Mazdaism (Mazdaen Zoroastrianism), an ancient monotheistic faith:
Ahura Mazda – the uncreated Creator of all (God).
Zurvanism (Zurvanite Zoroastrianism), a monist dualism popular during the Sassanid era (3rd - 7th century CE):
Zurvan Akarana – the primordial First Principle that created Ohrmuzd and Ahriman, who in turn respectively created the good and evil aspects of the physical universe.Source(s): Copy/paste from Wikipedia
- SusanLv 44 years ago
12 constellations maybe. 12 months in a year. Greek: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Dionysus, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus and Hermes. (There are other gods too. The Olympean 12 mostly consist of those named here, but sometimes other gods are included also: among other for instance Hades.) Roman: Jupiter, Juno, Neptune, Ceres, Minerva, Bacchus, Apollo, Diana, Mars, Venus, Vulcan and Mercury. (I gave them in the same order as their Greek counterpart) Persian: Ahura Mazda and Ahriman (only 2 gods that I know of: a good one and an evil one) Norse: Odin, Frigg, Thor, Baldr, Tyr, Freyja, Loki,... A lot more gods than 12. You should realise that there were two groups of Gods in ancient Norway: the aesir and the vanir. The aesir is Odin's group, worshipped by the vikings. A great battle was fought between Aesir and Vanir. Some scholars believe the Vanir to be ancient indo-european gods. I don't know if Norse gods really are connected with the greek/roman gods. Odin also was considered a sky father but his mythology is slightly different. He had sacrificed an eye for his two crows of wisdom. He is often depicted as an old man with a hat. Zeus and Jupiter are also ethymologically connected. The words derive from a word that can be translated as Sky Father. - Zeus: Deis, Ju - Jupiter: Ju and piter: Dies Pater
- SnarkLv 71 decade ago
Here's a site for ya... on the left, you'll see the list of the Persian deities, and you can click on each one to read more. This site has deities from all over the world, as well.
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- 1 decade ago
"I" as a persian person do not care about such things, why are U interested in them. I prefer to be an atheist rather than believing in names and stories.
- 1 decade ago