Zarathushtra


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Zarathushtra

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Zarathustra:

see ZoroasterZoroaster
, c.628 B.C.–c.551 B.C., religious teacher and prophet of ancient Persia, founder of Zoroastrianism. Zoroaster, the name by which he is ordinarily known, is derived from the Greek form of Zarathushtra (or Zarathustra) [camel handler?], his Persian name.
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Kapadia divulges another fact, "You need to distinguish between the Parsis, who are by definition those whose father is a Parsi, and Zoroastrians, who are followers of the religion, initiated by Zarathushtra.
Pithawala, "Era of Lord Zarathushtra - As Deciphered from the Letters in His Holy Name," in: N.
Bulsara, The Religion of Zarathushtra as Taught by Himself and His Disciples (Bombay, 1938).
Zarathushtra and His Antagonists: A Sociolinguistic Study with English and German Translation of His Gathas.
Heidel-berg: Winter, 1959), his 1991 re-edition includes the YH, as the title suggests (The Gathas of Zarathushtra and the Other Old Avestan texts, Heidelberg: Winter, 1991), and the three volumes of Jean Kellens and Erie Pirart's Les text vieil-avestiques (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1988, 1990, 1991) also treat it along with the Gathas.
That dichotomy appears to have been initially personified, although not in absolute dualist terms, by the devotional poet who later came to be regarded as a prophet, namely Zarathushtra (Zoroaster, sometime ca.
The Gathas of Zarathushtra and the Other Old Avestan Texts, part I: Introduction--Text and Translation; part II: Commentary.
Zoroastrian eschatology clearly had roots in the preachings of the prophet Zarathushtra.