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[ah-ri-muh n]
noun Zoroastrianism.
  1. Angra Mainyu.
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Historical Examples

  • Ahura and Ahriman confront each other as the good power and the evil.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

  • They were Ahriman's devas struggling with the Yazatas of Ormuzd.

  • The Persians conceived of Ahriman as the embodiment of deceit.

  • Most of all he admired Manfred, who dominated the Elements and Ahriman.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • These are Ormuzd, the principle of light, and Ahriman, the principle of darkness.

British Dictionary definitions for ahriman


  1. Zoroastrianism the supreme evil spirit and diabolical opponent of Ormazd
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