Iranian/Persian Mythology, Part I, Ahriman, Zoroaster, Ahura Mazda, Mithras, Vayu, Tishtar, Apousha

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Mark Cartwright
by Ferey Kian
published on 20 December 2019
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Fereydoun Kian,(2009) Global Education
Va, Vayu, Apousha, Tir, Tishtar, Nas, Nasa, Nasu, Dorooj, these are some of the Iranian Demons in ancient times and they all got incorporated during Sassanid into Zoroastrian texts by the Zoroastrian priests. The Iranian Demons series you are watching today, are categorized into three distinct epochs. 1)Pre-Zoroastrian Demons (Aryan speaking gods), 2) Zoroaster's legacy, and 3) the Islamic Demons. Part I focuses on Nature Demons such as Apousha the Demon of drought and Va the all-powerful Wind god who sometimes sides with Ahura Mazda and Sometimes with Ahriman. We also visit Genies such as Nasu (that feasts on corpses), and Druj (or lie). Druj is perhaps the most vicious one. Druj nibbles on the liers from inside like termites and leave out only the shell of a human being.

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Kian, F. (2019, December 20). Iranian/Persian Mythology, Part I, Ahriman, Zoroaster, Ahura Mazda, Mithras, Vayu, Tishtar, Apousha. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1870/iranianpersian-mythology-part-i-ahriman-zoroaster/

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Kian, Ferey. "Iranian/Persian Mythology, Part I, Ahriman, Zoroaster, Ahura Mazda, Mithras, Vayu, Tishtar, Apousha." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 20, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1870/iranianpersian-mythology-part-i-ahriman-zoroaster/.

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Kian, Ferey. "Iranian/Persian Mythology, Part I, Ahriman, Zoroaster, Ahura Mazda, Mithras, Vayu, Tishtar, Apousha." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Dec 2019. Web. 18 Jun 2021.