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Fravashi

[fruh-vah-shee] /frəˈvɑ ʃi/
noun, Zoroastrianism.
1.
the soul of a dead ancestor.
Origin of Fravashi
< Avestan
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  • In fact the Fravashi is not unlike the Egyptian ka on the one side and the Chinese shen on the other.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • Ormazd began the creation by bringing forth the Fereuers (Fravashi).

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • In my remarks on the ka and the Fravashi I have merely hinted at the vast complexity of these elements of confusion.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • All this reminds us of the Fravashi of the Avesta and of the Persian monuments.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • Thus the Fravashi has the same remarkable associations with nourishment and placental functions as the ka.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith

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