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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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(from the name of the chief divinity,-Ahura Mazda), the widespread designation for a number of Old Iranian religions that arose in the first centuries of the first millennium B.C. in present-day western Iran, Afghanistan, and Middle Asia.