Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tolkien Lord of the Rings and possible Zoroastrian Influences


Tolkien Lord of the Rings and possible Zoroastrian Influences J. R. R. Tolkien, (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the Lord of the Rings. … Continue reading

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Holy Water in Zoroastrianism


Holy Water in Zorastrianism October 26th marks the festival of waters in the Zoroastrian calendar. Zoroastrians, could as justly be termed worshippers of water as of fire. Per Zoroastrian literature, water is merely a liquid manifestation of light and splendor. … Continue reading

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Ayáthrimá, the last autumnal thanksgiving festival and Celtic Samhain


Ayáthrimá, the last autumnal thanksgiving festival and Celtic Samhain The last autumnal Zoroastrian thanksgiving festival lasting from Oct 12th to Oct 16th is known as Ayáthrimá. The meaning of the word Ayáthrimá is not entirely clear. It is believed to … Continue reading

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Bahram Rój


The 20th day of the month in the Zoroastrian calendar is a very special day; a day dedicated to the adorable yazataa of  Victory; Bahrám or Vahrám, from the Avestan Verethrem-já . The principal feature of Vahrám is to strike … Continue reading

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mithrá, mehregán, autumnal festival of harvest, wine and love


Mehregán is the main Zoroastrian Festival of Autumn, it falls on 2nd of October. This festival is celebrated in honor of Mithrá or Mehr, the adorable power of “mutual understanding, feelings and love.” Amore “love” and Old French Amee/Amy “beloved” … Continue reading

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