In the ancient Germanic Futhark alphabet *uruz is the rune of “virility, primal raw energies, life force, and the valiant spirit.” Rune *uruz symbolizes the “subconscious will power, and passion of the untamed nature.”
*Uruz literally means “auroch,” and stands for “primal, pristine energies.” *Uruz “Auroch,” Old Norse úrr, Gothic urs, Old English úr, Old High English ūro/ ūrochso, Germanic ur, all go back to reconstructed Indo European*usrus or *usr.
The second part of the name Zarathûštrá, the seer/prophet of the ancient Aryans, is ûštrá, a cognate of *uruz as well as ūro/ūrochso. Ûštrá stems from Proto Indo Iranian *ušra and means anything from the “wild bovine aurochs to buffalo and/or Bactrian camel,” a native of Eurasian steppes.
Since Bactrian camel is a native of cold Eurasian steppes east of the Ural Mountains, it is highly unlikely that the word describing it would have been a foreign loan word.
Another theory suggests that Avestan ûštrá in Zarathustra’s name is related to Old High English ustrī “industry” and ustinōn “to function, be industrious, useful.”
The first part of the name of the seer/prophet of the ancient Aryans zarath, is a cognate of Greek gérontas, géros, Vedic járant, Ossetian zœrond, Old Norse karl, Middle Persian zál “elder, senior, of an advanced age, pale, albino.”
Zaraθûštra’s religion is rooted in the will to enhance, increase and strengthen the “primeval, vibrant life force.” Zoroastrianism is the religion of healthy mind/spirit and NOT the faith of a sick, gloomy soul. This ancient faith strives for wholeness and wellness in each and every part of being. In Zoroastrianism, the healthy, virile body is an expression of a vigorous soul.
For this reason, every idea of killing the senses, of asceticism, lies impossibly remote from Zoroastrianism, and appears as an attempt to belie the pristine, vibrant, godly nature.
The Mazdyasni vision is a colorful, lively vision that conceives the whole being, the whole world, the whole universe and human life in it, as part of a beautiful, artistic order.
The furtherance of all growth comes from the Immortals of the Mindful Lord, Mazdá, the prospering of cattle and of the fruits of the fields; the Immortals present mortal men with “success, health, children and everything good and beautiful.”
In Zoroastrian religiosity “Sacred” Spǝñtá does NOT mean “off limits, taboo or restricted” but instead refers to what is “endowed with vibrant life force.”
Avestan Spǝñtá “the sacred, the auspicious,” is a cognate of Old Slavonic svętŭ, Lithuanian šventas, Russian svjatój, Old Prussian swints.
Spǝñtá “endowed with vibrant life force, auspicious” is the epithet of the Immortals or Ahûrás of Mazda in Zoroastrianism who are preparing a new, splendid creation, and an eternal spring.
In his poetic gathas, the seer/prophet sings: “arise within me ahura” ûs-möi ûz.árešvá ahûrá, referring to the rise of the Titan within.
In his ancient faith, the Titan and Godlike is a force that bursts with “health, virility and vigorous energy.” The God-force by its very nature possesses every formula of “health, and well-being” and bestows primal, vibrant energies on mortals in the form of great health and by omens of good fortune.”
Zoroastrianism is a faith that probably more than any religion celebrates subconscious will power, virility, primal raw energies of the life force, and the heroic, valiant spirit to rewrite destiny.
Concerning the ancient seer/prophet Zarathustra, We read in the Avestan hymn to the first ancestors:
For whom the Auspicious/Brilliant Immortals longed, in one accord with the sun, in the full devotion of the heart; as the godly lord and wise master of the riddles of world, as the lauder of the most majestic, most beautiful, and most fair Excellence/Truth, as having the wisdom of the vision, of the most excellent of all existences;
In whose birth and growth the waters and the plants rejoiced; in whose birth and growth the waters and the plants grew; in whose birth and growth all the creatures of the good creations cried out, Hail!
Hail to us! For he is born, the keeper of the flame, Spitámá Zarathuśtrá. Zarathustra will offer us hallowed veneration with libations and bundles of sacred twigs; and there will the luminous vision of the Mindful lord, Mazdá through all the seven climes and kingdoms.