Definitions for "Zoroastrianism"
Keywords:  persia, avesta, zend, monotheism, evil
The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.
Persian belief system that combines aspects of monotheism and dualism; strongly influenced Judaism and Manichaeism.
A religion founded in Persia by Zoroaster in the 6th century BC and set forth in the "Zend-Avesta", promoting the worship of the deity Ormazd and expounding upon the theme of a universal struggle between the forces of light and darkness.