Used for crushing the haoma, an intoxicating plant, whose juice is used by the faithful.
The chief features of the fire cult and of the Soma or haoma sacrifice appear in both.
Praise to thee, haoma; thou knowest the words which are spoken with truth.
The haoma and its sacred juice is also called "that which keeps off death," in the ninth chapter of the Yaçna of the Zoroastrians.
This haoma, the sacred Vine of the Zoroastrians, produces the primal drink of immortality after which it is named.
Yima was born to Vivanghana as a reward because he had first poured out the haoma and worshipped the god.
Nor can the plant which the Parsis still import from Persia for the haoma rite be identical with the old soma.
And Zarathrustra praised haoma and his mother the earth, and addressed six prayers to him (p. 125).
Can the haoma that has been touched with Nasu from a dead dog, or from a dead man, be made clean again?
Zarathrustra is born to his father as a reward for offering an ancient sacrifice, the sacrifice of haoma.