Ahriman Timeline

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  • c. 3000 BCE - c. 800 BCE
    Possible development of the concept of Ahriman in Early Iranian Religion.
  • c. 1500 BCE - 1000 BCE
    Development of Ahriman in religion of Zoroastrianism.
  • c. 550 BCE - 330 BCE
    Ahriman further developed during the Achaemenid Empire.
  • c. 550 BCE - c. 330 BCE
    Zorvanism develops at some point during the latter part of the Achaemenid Empire; Ahriman now seen as twin brother of Supreme God Ahura Mazda.
  • 224 CE - 651 CE
    Zoroastrian texts containing tales of Ahriman written down during the Sassanian Empire, preserving his character and legacy to later religions.