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A·hu·ra Maz·da

 (ä-ho͝or′ə măz′də)
n.
The chief deity of Zoroastrianism, the creator of the world, the source of light, and the embodiment of good. Also called Ohrmazd.

[Avestan ahurō mazdå, the Wise Lord : ahurō, lord; see ansu- in Indo-European roots + mazdā-, wise; see men- in Indo-European roots.]
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Ahura Mazda

(əˈhʊərə ˈmæzdə)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) Zoroastrianism another name for Ormazd
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A′hu•ra Maz′da

(ˈɑ hʊ rə)
n.
the supreme creative deity in Zoroastrianism. Also called Mazda, Ormazd.
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In the Avesta Ahura Mazdah and his fellow ahuras are worshiped, while the daeuuas are considered as fallen gods or even demons, whereas in the later Vedic texts it is the devas that are worshiped and the asuras are the counter-gods or demons.
The primary deity is called Ahura Mazdah (21) "Lord Wisdom" or "The Wise Lord" and his affiliated hypostases are sometimes referred to as ahuras.
Did the cult of these once popular (56) gods revive and force itself into the religion founded by Zarathustra after Zarathustra's death, or did Zarathustra simply concentrate his devotion on Ahura Mazdah to the exclusion of others?
In Zarathustra's teaching we see under Ahura Mazdah the struggle of the Good Will and the Evil Will, though we are assured that good eventually will triumph over evil.
(79) Zarathustra chose (or probably followed the lead of predecessors) to make Ahura Mazdah, the upholder of truth, the center of his religion in a way that Varuna never was in Vedic religion, perhaps coming close to monotheism.
The first was called Ahura Mazdah, and Mazda light bulbs plagiarized the title, for Mazda refers to light; the dark principle was known as Arihman.