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Ahura

Definition of the noun ahura

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noun - plural: -

  1. (Zoroastrianism) title for benevolent deities
    • example: Gladly pass the souls of the righteous to the golden seat of Ahura Mazda, to the golden seat of the Amesha-Spentas, to the Garô-nmânem, the abode of Ahura Mazda, the abode of the Amesha-Spentas, the abode of all the other holy beings.
    • domain: Mazdaism / Zoroastrianism
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic term: Hindu deity = a deity worshipped by the Hindus

Character

Ahura is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe and is a member of the Inhumans species. Ahura was created by Ann Nocenti and Bret Blevins and first makes an appearance in Marvel Graphic Novel: The Inhumans.

Music

"Ahura" is a musical album of Rollerball.

  • released in (7 years ago)

Group

Ahura is a musical group.

  • albums: "Shadi", "Fire & Light", "Baba Taher", "Sufis Vision"

Miscellanea

Ahura is an Avestan language designation for a particular class of Zoroastrian angelic divinities.

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Google previewe-Study Guide for: Living Religions by Mary Pat Fisher, ISBN 9780136141051 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Ahura: Ahura is an Avestan language designation fora particular class ofZoroastrian divinities. Avestan Ahuraderives from IndoIranian *asura, also attested inanIndian context as RigVedic asura.As suggested bythesimilarity totheOldNorse ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: World Religions (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CONCEPTS Ahura: Ahura is an Avestan language designation for a particular class of Zoroastrian divinities. Avestan Ahura derives from IndoIranian *asura, also attested in an Indian ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions by Robert S. Ellwood, ISBN 9780136017615 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Ahura: Ahura is an Avestan language designation for a particular class of Zoroastrian divinities. Avestan Ahura derives from IndoIranian *asura, also attested in an Indian context as RigVedic asura. As suggested by the similarity to the Old ...

Google previewStudy Resource for Brodd's Invitation to World Religions (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Ahura: Ahura is an Avestan language designation for a particular class of Zoroastrian angelic ...

Google previewC I V I L I Z A T I O N (2014)

by Armand du Plessis

Ahura is the creator of the Universe, the god of spirits, of temporary and eternal life, of warmth, light and order. Ahriman, the god of cold, darkness and chaos, can sow death and destruction. Ahura controls the mind (soul, psyche) and Ahriman ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Religions of the World by Lewis M. Hopfe, ISBN 9780136061779 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Ahura is an Avestan language designation for a particular class of Zoroastrian divinities. Avestan Ahura derives from Indo-Iranian *asura, also attested in an Indian context as RigVedic asura. As suggested by the similarity to the Old Norse æsir ...

Google previewJung's Answer to Job (2014)

A Commentary by Paul Bishop

Ahura is the Iranian version of the Sanskrit word Asura, which is the name of the spiritual god in the oldest parts of the Rigveda. [...] The Zoroastrians had that concept of Asura, the highest god, that very ancient idea of the Rigveda, and they ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Heaven (2015)

by Miriam Van Scott

Awise god, Persian artists depict Ahura Mazdaas a bearded scholar wearing a robe decorated with stars.

Google previewDeath Gods: An Encyclopedia of the Rulers, Evil Spirits, and Geographies of the Dead (2009)

by Ernest L. Abel

In Persian Zoroastrian mythology, Ahriman was the malevolent twin of the benevolent god Ahura Mazda. Whereas Ahura Mazda was associated with life, Ahriman ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

way we now sacrifice to Ahura Mazdā, who has created the cow and Order [aš.a-] , [who] has created the waters and the good plants, [who] has created light and the earth and all that is good. ̄ In the Zoroastrian Middle Persian (Pahlavi) texts ...

Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2003)

by Frank Northen Magill

Ahura Mazda) in a world free of evil, darkness, pain, and death. Zoroastrianism included concepts of a hell and purgatory as well as a paradise. At death, all souls would have to cross the narrow Sifting Bridge (also known as the Bridge of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Gods and Goddesses (2009)

by Michael Jordan

AHURA MAZDA 9 upraised arms. They wear loin cloths with distinctive cross- hatching. Ah Patnar Uinicob (owners of the jars men) Attendant water gods. Mayan (Yucatec, classical Mesoamerican) [Mexico]. Four huge deities who pour water ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Religions (1997)

by Robert Charles Zaehner

Ahura Mazdah, who is God, was in some sense identified with the Holy Spirit and declared himself against the Evil One. About the origin of the Evil Spirit, however, the Prophet is mute. It is true that the elements of a total dualism are present in ...

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Scrabble value of A1H4U1R1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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