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Abathur
   is the Persian   
Judge of the Dead
He weighs the souls of the departed and determines if they are to be sent to heaven or hell.
Adam Kasia
   is the Persian   
Soul of the First Man
Also called Adam Qadmaia "the first Adam"
Aesma Daeva
   is the Persian   
Demon of Lust and Anger
His wrath is mainly directed towards the cow. A lover of conflict and war.
Agas
   is the Persian   
Demoness of Illness
She personifies evil that is perceived or performed by the eye. "The Evil Eye"
Ahurani
   is the Persian   
Water Goddess
Watches over rainfall and standing water
Ahura Mazda
   is the Persian   
God Creator of Heaven and Earth
Also the God of prophetic revelation
Airyaman
   is the Persian   
God of Friendship and Healing
Akhtya
   is the Persian   
Chief of Sorcerers
Aka Manah
   is the Persian   
God of Sensual Desire
He was sent to seduce the prophet Zarathustra
Allatum
   is the Persian   
Goddess of the Underworld
Ameretat
   is the Persian   
Goddess Protector of Plants
The month of May is dedicated to her
Anahita
   is the Persian   
Fertility Goddess
As well as the patroness of women
Angra Mainyu
   is the Persian   
God of Darkness
And the destroyer of good
Apaosa
   is the Persian   
Demon God of Drought
Rides around on a black, bald horse
Arishtat
   is the Persian   
God of Honesty
Armaiti
   is the Persian   
Goddess of Fertility
And of the dead who are buried in the earth
Asha Vahishta
   is the Persian   
God of Best Truth
Fights against the demons lies and drugs
Asman
   is the Persian   
God of the Sky
Asto Vidatu
   is the Persian   
Demon of Death
He catches the souls of the deceased with a noose when they rise to heaven
Atar
   is the Persian   
God of Fire and Purity
Azi Dahaka
   is the Persian   
Demon of Storms
He steals cattle and brings harm to humans
Baga
   is the Persian   
God of Prosperity and Wealth
Bahram
   is the Persian   
God of Planets and Victory
Burijas
   is the Persian   
God of War
Said to have conquered Babylonia in the 6th century BCE
Buyasta
   is the Persian   
Demon of Laziness
He tries to prevent people from working
Daena
   is the Persian   
Goddess of Religion
Her name means "that which was revealed"
Dahaka
   is the Persian   
Demon of Deceit and Mendacity
Depicted with three heads, while scorpions and lizards crawl all over his body.
Dahhak
   is the Persian   
Demon of Evil
Dev
   is the Persian   
Demon of Ruthless War
And immoral
Drug
   is the Persian   
Demon of Lies
Together with horny men, she causes much evil
Drvaspa
   is the Persian   
Goddess Protector of Cattle and Children
Each fourteenth day of the month is dedicated to her
Fravashis
   is the Persian   
Guardian Angel
They guide the souls of the dead to heaven
Gandarewa
   is the Persian   
Demon of Water
Tries to devour all the good things of creation
Haurvatat
   is the Persian   
Goddess of Perfection
She brings prosperity and health
Hvar
   is the Persian   
God of the Sun
Indar
   is the Persian   
God of Courage and Bravery
Izha
   is the Persian   
Goddess of Sacrifice
Jeh
   is the Persian   
Goddess of Whores
Mah
   is the Persian   
God of the Moon
Also presides over time and tide
Mithra
   is the Persian   
God of Light
Also god of contracts and friendships. Maintains the cosmic order
Nairyosangha
   is the Persian   
God of Fire
Also the messenger between gods and men
Neriosang
   is the Persian   
God of Messages
Rapithwin
   is the Persian   
God of the Midday
Protecting deity of the south and of summer
Rashnu
   is the Persian   
Angel of Justice
Carries the golden scales with which he weighs the souls at Judgement
Spenta Mainyu
   is the Persian   
God of Life
In a constant fight with his brother, Angra Mainyu
Tawrich
   is the Persian   
Demoness of Hunger
Tristrya
   is the Persian   
God of Rain and Fertility
The fourth month and thirteenth day of the month are dedicated to him
Tushnamatay
   is the Persian   
Goddess of Meditation
Also the mother of thoughts
Vata
   is the Persian   
God of Wind
The twentieth day of the month is dedicated to him
Verethragna
   is the Persian   
God of Victory
Also god of the Vrahran Fire, most sacred of all fires
Vouruskasha
   is the Persian   
God of the Sea
Also God of the heavenly lake whose waters supply the world
Zam-Armatay
   is the Persian   
Goddess of the Earth
Zurvan
   is the Persian   
God of Infinite Time and Space
Father of Ahura Masda and Angra Mainyu


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