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a.1.Of or pertaining to Ahura-Mazda, or Ormuzd, the beneficent deity in the Zoroastrian dualistic system; hence, Zoroastrian.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Iranian theologian Mazdean utilizes three concepts Maya, Far and Khashtrah, expressly ruled the theology and religion and politics grafted and the political thought of the divine nature has Iranshahr (Wendy R., 2009: 38).
"The people who lived in Turfan but worked full-time with Silk Road merchants included the officials who regulated the trade, either by issuing market certificates or travel passes, their interpreters, the inn-keepers, and Mazdean priests." (15)
The thought that this heresy could be a kind of Manichaeanism was not groundless, since there was indeed some sort of dualism, which could have sprung from tendencies inherent in Christianity itself, as well as well as from ancient Manichaeanism, with its loans from Mazdean, Gnostic, Jewish, Christian or even Buddhist (note the concept of `Pure Land') mythologies.
Her discussions on notions of god, cosmology, and eschatology (chapters ten and eleven), on ideas about reincarnation (chapter twelve), and on communities (chapter thirteen) serve to demonstrate, contrary to her aim, how far from the margins of Mazdean beliefs and practices and closer to Manichaean and Gnostic ones the various groups lumped together as Khurramiyya by mainstream Muslims actually were.
Press, 19871,221-22) suggest that the structure may bear resemblance to a Mazdean monument.
I doubt the validity of 'protector'), which does not quite agree with the spelling; she points out that if that is so, then we would be dealing with a Mazdean village.