Avesta, The
Avesta, The
The sacred books of Parsees, or Zoroastrians, and the main source of our knowledge concerning the religious and spiritual life the ancient Persians

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  • Avesta — Das Avesta (Pahlavi: ʾp(y)stʾk / abestāg; vermutlich aus altiranisch *upa stāvaka , „preisen“) stellt das heilige Buch der auf den iranischen Religionsstifter Zarathustra zurückgehenden Religion Zoroastrismus dar. Es besteht aus einer Sammlung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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