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  Angra Mainyu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angra Mainyu (Avestan) or Ahriman (Middle Persian اهريمن) is the Evil equivalent of the deity Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism.
Some scholars believe the Zoroastrian belief in Angra Mainyu was passed onto Judeo-Christian beliefs through the concept of Satan, the chief agent of evil.
By contrasting Angra Mainyu with Spenta Mainyu, Zoroaster distinguished the two poles of a particular dynamic, that of creation and destruction, which was whole within Ahura Mazda.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angra_Mainyu   (456 words)

All evil is caused by the “twin” of Spenta Mainyu, who is Angra Mainyu (the “Fiendish Spirit”; Pers.
Angra Mainyu is evil by choice, having allied himself with Lie, whereas Spenta Mainyu has chosen Truth.
In the Sassanid theology, Ahriman was opposed to Ohrmuzd (Ahura Mazda), not to Spenta Mainyu.
www.historychannel.com /encyclopedia/article.jsp?link=FWNE.fw..zo009600.a   (1083 words)

 BookRags: Ahura Mazdā and Angra Mainyu Summary
The creative force (Spenta Mainyu) is negated by the destructive one (Angra Mainyu) in the same way that Ahura Mazdā's other spiritual creations, or Bounteous Immortals (amesha spentas) are negated by an evil opposite: truth (asha) by deceit (druj), good mind (vohu manah) by evil mind (aka manah), and right-mindedness (ārmaiti) by arrogance (tarə̄maiti).
Angra Mainyu is also opposed to Spenta Mainyu in the Younger Avesta.
Angra Mainyu produced a negative countercreation only on the spiritual level, not on the physical one.
www.bookrags.com /other/religion/ahura-mazd-and-angra-mainyu-eorl-01.html   (1636 words)

In the third period of 3000 years Angra Mainyu had triumphs in the material world, but he was unable to leave this world.
Angra Mainyu (lie) chose the 'evil' and was associated with destruction, injustice and death which are all related to 'evil.'
When Angra Mainyu is beaten for good whole world could look forward to the future, to the 'renewal of creation,' to the union with Ahura Mazda (Frashogard-Frashogerd) which is called Frasho-kereti in Avesta.
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 AVESTA: VENDIDAD (English): Fargard 19.
Angra Mainyu sends the demon Buiti to kill Zarathushtra: Zarathushtra sings aloud the Ahunwar, and the demon flies away, confounded by the sacred words and by the glory of Zarathushtra.
Angra Mainyu himself attacks him and propounds riddles to be solved under pain of death.
, Angra Mainyu the deadly, the Daeva of the Daevas; Indra the Daeva, Sauru the Daeva, Naunghaithya the Daeva, Taurvi and Zairi
www.avesta.org /vendidad/vd19sbe.htm   (3931 words)

 Phil's Thoughts | Blade of Darkness | The Story
Angra Mainyu, having been formed from the darkness, was a profane spirit who rejected Ahura Mazda and in choosing evil consciously, he created death itself.
Angra Mainyu became the god of darkness, the destroyer of all that is good.
As might be expected, however, Angra Mainyu and the rest of the evil gods brought only discord and threatened all that Ianna had accomplished.
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 "Thoughts on Ormuzd and Ahriman" by H. P. Blavatsky
But Angra Mainyu, though born as pure as his elder brother, becomes jealous of him, and mars everything in the universe, as on the earth, creating sin and evil wherever he goes.
The history of the world is the history of their conflict, how Angra Mainyu invaded the world of Ahura Mazda and marred it, and how he shall be expelled from it at last.
Thus, Angra Mainyu being confessedly, in one of its aspects, the embodiment of man's lowest nature, with its fierce passions and unholy desires, "his hell" must be sought for and located on earth.
www.theosociety.org /pasadena/sunrise/20-70-71/mi-hpb.htm   (1701 words)

 Zoroastrianism - MSN Encarta
Zoroaster personifies this dualism in a pair of spirits called Ahura Mazda (“Wise Lord,” known as Ohrmazd in Middle Persian), and Angra Mainyu (“Evil Spirit,” known as Ahriman in Middle Persian).
Angra Mainyu is said to have produced numerous Daevas (demonic spirits), who represent aspects of pain, suffering, and death, to attack Ahura Mazda’s creations.
Sassanian Zoroastrianism produced unorthodox variants of traditional belief that also proved popular—for example, the idea that Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu were the warring offspring of Zurvan (time).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558789/Zoroastrianism.html   (1692 words)

Angra Mainyu is the source of evil in the world.
Angra Mainyu emerged in Judaism as an opponent to Yahweh.
Angra Mainyu was known as Satan, Belial, Beezlebub, Lucifer in Judaism and Christianity.
users.cjb.net /sufipath/zoroastrianism.html   (650 words)

 Vendîdâd - Fargard 1
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created by his witchcraft the serpent in the river and winter, a work of the Daevas [i.e., demons].
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created by his witchcraft a sin for which there is no atonement, the burying of the dead.
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created by his witchcraft abnormal issues in women and the oppression of foreign rulers.
www.livius.org /au-az/avesta/avesta04.html   (798 words)

 Scriptures of Zoroastrianism, Vendidad Introduction 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Angra Mainyu as its source, it came to divide the world into two symmetrical halves, in both of which a strong unity prevailed.
Angra Mainyu broke into it[3], opposed every creation of Ahura's with a plague of his own[4], killed the first-born bull that had been the first offspring and source of life on earth[5], he mixed poison with plants, smoke with fire, sin with man, and death with life.
As he overwhelmed Angra Mainyu during his lifetime by his spell, he is to overwhelm him at the end of time by the hands of a son yet unborn.
www.hinduwebsite.com /sacredscripts/zoroscripts/venintro_04.htm   (7348 words)

 Persian mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Persian_mythology   (550 words)

As Spenta Mainyu promised earlier you won't be bogged down by the very intricacies which kept these 'human inventions' alive and created further incomprehensible phenomena.
Angra Mainyu in great confusion fell to the abyss to stay there for another 3000 years.
In the meantime Angra Mainyu has completed an alternative creation including six satans for six Amesha Spentas (beneficient souls), and a hierarchy of angels for himself.
members.tripod.com /spentamainyu/zoroast1.htm   (2357 words)

 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Angra Mainyu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Angra Mainyu or Ahriman was the "evil spirit" in the dualistic strain of Zoroastrianism.
The central subject of Zoroastrian teaching and theology is the constant ongoing battle between Angra Mainyu and Ahura Mazda.
Ahriman is held by many to be the source of the Judeo-Christian belief in Satan as being the chief agent of evil.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Angra_Mainyu   (303 words)

In this case the magi argued that Angra Mainyu had produced various types of defilement, particularly in the form of a corpse demoness or Druksh Nassush, whose ill effects could spread from humans and animals to fire, water, and earth.
For his destructive actions, Angra Mainyu came to be scorned as the Gannag Menog or corrupt spirit.
Perhaps the slow but steady spread of Zurvanism, which sought to depict Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu as dualistic twins born from a singular spiritual being or God of time named Zurvan, reflected a desire for a return to the more fluid ethical dualism or even a change to a variety of quasi-monotheism.
www.ahura.homestead.com /files/IranZaminTwo/Jamshed_Choksey.htm   (4211 words)

 Warhammer 40,000 - Chaos Space Marines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Angra Mainyu was a favoured Lieutenant of Kor Phaeron during the Horus Heresy.
Angra Mainyu had been chosen by the Powers of Chaos as a favoured one for his dutiful worship of their ways.
Angra by this stage had been maddened by the unholy power of his faith and his own perceived failings during the attacks against the Ultramarines on Calth he lashed out at Draas, calling him a coward and a weakling and banished him from his sight.
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 Orpheus: Myths of the World: Persian: Jamshīd the Resplendent
Then there was Siyamak: he contended with the demon Angra Mainyu, and his life was lost; gloom overcame Gaya Maretan because of this, and the gloom of their ruler spread itself through the minds of all the people.
The demon Angra Mainyu went to Dahhak in the guise of a youth, and sought employment from him, and became one of the grooms who attended his horses.
And Farīdūn n entered into the glorious house that the beloved of Angra Mainyu had built, and he cast down the evil talismans that were graven upon the walls, and he made himself the master of that house and of all that was in it.
www.sacred-texts.com /etc/omw/omw27.htm   (3459 words)

 Angra Mainyu
In ancient Persian (Iran) religion and books of Zoroastrianism, Angra Mainyu is the god of darkness, the eternal destroyer of good, personification and creator of evil, bringer of death and disease.
He is seen as the personification of evil, he leading the dark forces against the hosts of Spenta Mainyu, the holy spirit, who assisted Ahura Mazda, the wise lord, and final victor of the cosmic conflict.
Article "Angra Mainyu" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 25 January 2005 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/angra_mainyu.html   (308 words)

 03 Discussions about Zoroastrianism and religion, views, critics, opinions, questions and answers
Mainyu has been translated as a spirit, but in the Gathas it is used as synonym for mind and thought.
This use of mainyu for mind and or thougt, appeared in the Gathas; but says that it is possible to read it as a synonym as many as 4 more times.
Since we know that mainyu is interchangeable with manah, there is no question that mainyu refers to mind and thought and NOT to spirit.
www.zoroastrianism.cc /discussions_3.html   (1212 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
And yes, it #is undeniably the case that Angra Mainyu *is* the Zoroastrian "Satan" and #influenced the Judeo-Christian concept.
This conflict between truth and the lie was one of the main sources of Zarathushtra's dualism: the prophet perceived Angra Mainyu, the lord of evil, as the personification of the lie....
Spenta Mainyu came to be identified with Ahura Mazda, the son with the father, and hence Ahura Mazda himself became the twin brother of Angra Mainyu.
www.luckymojo.com /avidyana/shaitan/files/tokus/9705.stnhist.tn   (2624 words)

 Zoroastrianism: Ancient Persian/Iranian Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Spenta Mainyu- the Holy Spirit is constantly at odds with Angra Mainyu- the Destructive spirit- Assar-i Tariki.
Angra Mainyu can be kept at bay by having good thoughts, speaking good words, and doing good deeds.
Zoroaster took the notion of heaven and hell a step further, when in this world Angra Mainyu, the Evil and the Lie will be contained making the world the paradisical home of the just forever.
www.oznet.net /iran/zoroaste.htm   (243 words)

 AVESTA: VENDIDAD (English): Fargard 1.
The several plagues created by Angra Mainyu to mar the native perfection of Ahura's creations give instructive information on the religious condition of several of the Iranian countries at the time when this Fargard was written.
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the evil work of witchcraft.
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created abnormal issues in women, and excessive heat.
www.avesta.org /vendidad/vd1sbe.htm   (2494 words)

 Scriptures of Zoroastrianism, Vendidad 6
Angra Mainyu and his host, driven to despair, and feeling themselves powerless, flee down into hell.
From the region of the north, from the regions of the north I, forth rushed Angra Mainyu, the deadly, the Daêva of the Daêvas[2].
Angra Mainyu creates 99,999 diseases: Ahura Mazda applies for healing to the holy word and to Airyaman.
www.hinduwebsite.com /sacredscripts/zoroscripts/venfar_19.htm   (7440 words)

 AVESTA: Vendidad
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the serpent in the river and Winter, a work of the Daevas.
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created a sin for which there is no atonement, the burying of the dead.
Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created a sin for which there is no atonement, the cooking of corpses.
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 Volume 9
He uses his coined term spenta mainyu related to the Supreme Being fourteen times, and he does not mention at all the term anhra mainyu, mentioned by the later Avesta and described at length by the Pahlavi literature as the "adversary" of spenta mainyu, Ahura Mazda or Ohrmazd.
Angra which means retarding and evil, is Gathic, and anhra or anghra, always used in combination with mainyu is the later Avesta formalized form of it.
That the benevolent spirit (spenta mainyu) is not an entity but a benevolent disposition or impulse which exists at both the divine and human levels may be seen from a number of verses.
www.zarathushtra.com /z/article/dgm/vol9.htm   (11314 words)

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