Zoroastrianism

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Faravahar (or Ferohar), ane o the primary symbols o Zoroastrianism, thocht tae bi the depiction o a Fravashi (guardian spirit).

Zoroastrianism is a releegion fae Iran, forbye mony follaers bide in Indie (whaur they're kent as Parsis) an ither pairts o the warld. The releegion's based oan the teachins o the prophet Zarathushtra (kent as Zoroaster an Zartosht an aa), an haes mibbes 2 million follaers. Zoroastrianism is a monotheistic releegion, an micht hae had an influence on early Judaism, whan the Jews wir held captive in Babylon.

Zoroastrians believe that Ahura Mazda creatit aahin, forbye it can be seen or no. The Zoroastrian holy beuks, the Gathas, scrievit bi Zoroaster himsel, talk aboot devotion tae nae god bit Ahura Mazda.

Detail of The School of Athens by Raphael, 1509, showing Zoroaster (left, with star-studded globe).