Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mercy in the poetic gathas

Mercy in the poetic gathas Merež is the word for Mercy in the poetic gathas. It appears in the forms of merež-dátá “giving, outpouring of mercy,” and merež-diká “a pouring forth of forgiveness, mercy, grace.” Merež comes from the root … Continue reading

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Mid-Spring Festival

Mid-Spring Festival April 30th marks the beginning of the “mid-spring” or maiδyö.zarem festival in the Avestan calendar. Maiδyö.zarem literally means “mid-greening,” and refers to the “fresh golden green color of spring vegetation.” The festival lasts five days and ends on … Continue reading

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