Ahriman


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Ahriman

(ä`rĭmən): see ZoroastrianismZoroastrianism
, religion founded by Zoroaster, but with many later accretions. Scriptures

Zoroastrianism's scriptures are the Avesta or the Zend Avesta [Pahlavi avesta=law, zend=commentary].
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Ahriman

represents principle of wickedness; will one day perish. [Persian Myth.: LLEI, I: 322; Zoroastrianism: Benét, 16]
See: Evil
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That was first declared by Darmesteter, Ormazd et Ahriman (Paris 1876), 269; see also Hale, Asura-, 12.
They fall from the grace when they falsely ascribe creation to Ahriman.
The story continues with Ahura Mazda warning them both not to be tempted by Ahriman (Satan).
The speaker wonders if Ahriman has form or if he is intermingled into the very fabric and elements of earth:
The cast includes Halia a starving vagabond who also happens to be a skilled thief; Oswynn and Thulin who study various branches of wizardry under their teacher Minaras; Arwold the leader of a band of mercenaries struggling to defeat a skilled necromancer; and Ahriman a wizard on a mission who convinces the massive warrior Xarun to assist him in attacking an Arboreal fortress.
The king has struck a deal with evil god Ahriman, who doesn't take long to unleash his dark and destructive power over the once peaceful land.
He's caught up in an adventure to prevent the escape of the god of darkness Ahriman.
This new quest sees our hero helping beautiful Princess Elika banish Ahriman, god of all that is evil, and restore peace to 25 regions that just happen to be protected by his four most loyal followers.
Finally, the author goes to considerable effort to present Steiner's use of the Ahriman concept claimed to have been borrowed from ancient Zoroastrian thinking.
Halia's sphere helps her and Thulin to soon join forces with three other travelers who own similar orbs: sorcerer Ahriman and two warriors, Xarun and Arwold.
1) Ahriman is a 'dark force' or 'Master of Death' as described in the Anthroposophical philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.