The Treasure of the Magi: A Study of Modern Zoroastrianism

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GENERAL INDEX

Z. = Zarathushtra.
Ā airyèma, a formula; text and translation, 90 f.
Ādarbād Mahraspand, a saint and reformer of Sassanian times, the second founder of the religion, 153; the first man of any distinction after Z., 65; opposed heresies, especially Manichaeism, 65.
Aden, 120, 144.
Aderbad Marespand = Ādarbād Mahraspand.
Adoption, usually announced at ceremony on third day after death, 156.
Aethrapaiti, master of pupils, or master of learning; a grade of priests, 136 n,
Afringān, 55.
Agiāri, an Indian word used for the second and third classes of Firetemples, 142.
Ahiḿsā, the Hindu rule of harmlessness towards living things, 185.
Ahmedabad, 120.
Ahmednagar, 144.
Ahriman = Angra Mainyu.
Ahu, Lord, 34.
Ahuna Vairya, or Honever, a very sacred formula, dating probably from the generation immediately after Z., 42; text, 91; paraphrase, 42; prose translation, 89 n. 2; liturgical rule for, fathered on Z., 77, 89; its twenty-one words supplied the divisions of the Avesta, 90; its power as a spell, 90, 92, 117, 139; most fiendsmiting, 237; its use, 161, 162, 165, 188.
Ahura Mazdāh, the name for God in Zoroastrianism, 5; means Wise Lord, 8; his great attributes, 22, 35; these hypostatized and placed on a level with him, 21; subordinate to him, 22; later called Amesha Spenta, 22; he is transcendent, 58; the Holy One, 17; the Holiest, 28; the Separator, 33; the First, 50; the Last, 50; Judge, 50; King, 50; Father of Good Thought, 22, 50, 51: this merely a spiritual metaphor, 27; Father of Right, 22, 50, 51; Father of Ox-Creator, 23, 51; Creator of Wisdom, 49; Creator of the World, 49, 58; Creator of beings and things, 27; Creator of Light, 50, 58; Creator of the Ox, 23; lists of divine names, 95; appointed the paths of Sun and Stars, 50; by his power the Moon waxes and wanes, 50; gave swiftness to Wind and Clouds, 51; made Light and Darkness, 51; ordained hours of sleep and waking, Dawn and Morn, 51; keeps from falling the Earth, the Vault of Heaven, the Waters and the Plant World, 51; called 'god of the Aryans' in Behistun inscription, 14; ordained the Zoroastrian religion, 43; pleads with man but does not use compulsion, 27; the pleasure of Mazdah, 43; Mazdah's Beloved Ones, 48; his final victory comes by the predominance of Good in the world, 42; this thought enshrined in Ahuna Vairya, 42; worships Anahita in the Yashts, 61.
Ahuro, Lords, a word used by Z. for Mazdah's attributes, 21; in

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