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Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 23:15:09 -0500
From: Jeff Wilson 
Subject: Re: (urth) latro and ares

> From:
> "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

> Slight correction ... Ahura-Mazda (Ormuzd, other spellings) is not a 
> "singular"
> god but one-half of a dualistic pair; the other being, of course, 
> Ahriman, the
> god of Evil. The prophecies of Zarathustra suggest that Ahura-Mazda will be
> victorious in the final battle, but since everything else in the 
> religion posits
> them as opposite equals, I've never quite understood how that's supposed
> to work out.

They are opposites in that Ahriman is as foolish as Ormuzd is wise, and 
their agreement to make war to decide rulership of the world was slanted 
to favor Ormuzd, but Ahriman accepted anyway.

Jeff Wilson - http://www.io.com/~jwilson


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