But in the later theology it will be observed that evil in Ahriman is not organic.
These are Ormuzd, the principle of light, and Ahriman, the principle of darkness.
Ormuzd creates the world pure and beautiful, but Ahriman comes after him and creates everything that is evil in it.
Ahura and Ahriman confront each other as the good power and the evil.
Xaltotun's no mortal man, and only with the Heart of Ahriman can I stand against him.
They were Ahriman's devas struggling with the Yazatas of Ormuzd.
The woman being persuaded by Ahriman, in the guise of a serpent, gave her husband fruit to eat, which was destructive.
Some further representations of Ormazd occur in the Sassanian sculptures; but Ahriman seems not to be portrayed elsewhere.
But such as yield to the evil impulses prompted by Ahriman shall abide eternally in woe and misery.
Sometimes he plays henchman to Ormuzd, sometimes to Ahriman.