Zurvanism


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Zur·van·ism

 (zûr′və-nĭz′əm)
n.
A Zoroastrian heretical movement claiming that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were his offspring.
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Noun1.Zurvanism - a Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
2.Zurvanism - a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring
heresy, unorthodoxy - a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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Gnoli's "A Note on the Magi and Eudemus of Rhodes" contains reflections on the use of the term "Aryan" and the Zurvanism of the Achaemenids.