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Outline of Persian History The Sources of the Myths The Nature of Myth
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Achaemenid Ahriman Ahura Mazda Ameretat Amesha Spentas Anahita ancient Persian Angra Mainyu animals appears Asha Atar Avesta Bahram birth body bottom bull cave centre ceremony cosmic ocean creation creator cult Dahaka daxma death defeated demons destroy divine earth empire Evil Spirit faithful Faridun figure fire temple forces fravashis Gayomart glory gods grades Haoma Haurvatat heaven heavenly hell hero holy hymns imagery Immortals India interpretation Keresaspa king kingship kusti lion Mithra Mithraeum Mithraic Mithraism monster moon mountains Museum myth and ritual mythical offered Ohrmazd Opposite Pahlavi palace Parsi Persepolis Persian mythology prayer priest prophet protection Rapithwin relief religion religious represents righteous rites sacred sacrifice Sasanian saviour scene Shah name snake soul Sraosha symbol teaching texts thought Thraetaona throne Tishtrya tradition trian Truth Verethraghna victory warrior wicked worship Yasht Yasna Yazatas Yima Zahhak Zoroas Zoroaster Zoroaster's Zoroastrian belief Zurvan Zurvanite