Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings, and Religion of the Parsees

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Religion - 322 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...all virtues of the countries by their means, and makes them play when overflowing; there the son of waters, the strong fire, produced all virtues of countries, and appeases them when overflowing. We worship the virtue and the guardian angel of MaidhyO-maonha, the disposer (of the good faith), who first heard Zarathushtra's speech and sayings. 99. We worship the guardian-angel of Kavi Vishtaspa, the bold, who speaks his own verses, the attacker of the demons, the believer in Ahura, who defiled,2 for the benefit of the good creation, the face of the devil and the witches, (Zend) who cleft the face of the devil and the witches, that is to say, who was the arm and support of the Zoroastrian belief in Ahura; (100.) who carried away from the 1 The "praise of righteousness" is trahtcha, contain fragments of an old the Pahlavi technical name of the epic poem in honour of Kavi VlshAshem-vohu formula. taspa, with some interpolations. Tho 2 The words from yd druja, to vtU-metre is the Shloka. Hunus1 the standard (Zend) which was tied, and deposited it in the impregnable fortress Maidhyoishadha, shielding cattle and fields, (Zend) favourable to cattle aud fields. 104. We worship the guardian-angel of Hushkyaothna, son of Frashaoshtra, that of Qadaena, son of Frashaoshtra, that of Hanhaurvat, son of Jamaspa, that of Vareshan, son of Hanhaurvat, that of Vohu-neinanh, son of Avaraoshtra, to ward off the mischief done by nightmares, by ghosts disguised as black-coloured animals, by demons, and by witches. 105. We worship the guardian-angel of Simaezhi, the reciter of spells, the Herbad, who slew most of the Usaghanas, who polluted the bodies and disturbed righteousness, who were irreligious, acknowledging neither patron spirit nor religious preceptor, who were...

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