Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day of Spenta Armaiti, ancient Persia (Zoroastrianism)

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

Source of date: The Phoenix and Arabeth 1992 Calendar

" … due reverence for the divine, verecundia, spoken of as daughter of Ormazd and regarded as having her abode upon the earth." Wikipedia

A note about the dating of items in Wilson's Almanac

Today is a festival of women, dedicated to the earth and fertility goddess Spenta Armaiti (Spandarmat; Spandarmad; pictured), the fourth Amesha Spenta created.

Zoroastrianism recognizes various classes of spiritual beings besides the Supreme Being Ahura Mazda (literally: 'the Wise Lord' like the Sanskrit 'Asura Medha'; later transcription: Ohrmazd, Ormazd or Ormus).

These beings, or 'Emanations', include the Amesha Spentas (Amahraspands), 'Bounteous Immortals', each of which personifies an attribute of Ahura Mazda as well as a human virtue. In early Zoroastrianism they were spirits of light and may be considered divine aspects of Ahura Mazda. Later they attained status as independent deities ...

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