Monthly Archives: May 2014

Haúr-vatát, “heil, health, happiness” and the number 9


May the 25th was the festival of Haúr-vatát in the Avetsan Calendar. Haúr-vatát derived from haúr, is equivalent to the Old English word hālig, an adjective derived from hāl meaning “whole, healthy, entire, complete, sound.” The Scottish hale (“health, happiness and wholeness”) is the most complete … Continue reading

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The ancient Indo-Europeans and the View of the poetic gathas and Zoroastrianism on Mortality


Death and decay in the poetic gathas of the ancient Aryan prophet Zarathushtra, are associated with distortion of energy flow, falsehood and disharmony of the life force. It is the evolving conditions of this material universe that make death and … Continue reading

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The ancient invoker priests and god-men of the Aryans


A goði or gothi (plural goðar) is the Old Norse term for an invoker of divine powers, a priest and/or a chieftain. The goðar were God-men (goði) and God-women (gyðja.) The goðar are depicted in the Sagas as the religious and political leaders of their realm or goðorð. The goðar … Continue reading

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Monsters, serpents and other noxious creatures in the Avestan and ancient Aryan lore


Unlike the ancient Egyptian religion, where serpents, snakes, frogs, crocodiles, flies, rats, and a host of other creatures were worshipped; the ancient Aryan looked upon many of these creatures as hideous, grotesque, monstrous and malformed freaks of nature. To the … Continue reading

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Zoroastrian Maiδyö.zarem and Gaelic Beltaine Spring Festivals


April 30th marks the beginning of the Zoroastrian “mid-spring” or maiδyö.zarem. Maiδyö literally means “middle” and zarem from zar refers to the “bright golden green color of spring flowers and vegetation.” The mid-spring festival lasts five days and culminates on May 4th. The Avestan … Continue reading

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