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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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Creation takes place over four tri-millennium periods: during the first tri-millennium, Ahura-Mazda undertakes the celestial creation.
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De Jong finds in Kartir's inscription "valuable indications of a state-wide program of closing temples dedicated to named deities other than Ahura-Mazda, possibly containing images of these gods ..." (88) In my opinion, the first part of this statement does not follow from the inscription itself, and the second part is contradicted by Kartir's proclamation that at the apogee of his career he was appointed by Wahram II, the ewenbed ("master of manners/protocol") of the fire-temple of "Lady Anahita" at Estakr, of which Sasanians were the hereditary custodians.