Ormuzd


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Or·muzd

 (ôr′məzd, ôr-mŭzd′)
n.
Variant of Ohrmazd.

[Persian Hormazd, from Middle Persian Ohrmazd; see Ohrmazd.]
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Noun1.Ormuzd - chief deity of ZoroastrianismOrmuzd - chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good
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We should note also that this cosmic battle seems to form an archetypical pattern in pivotal mythical stories such as that of the fight between Isis and Seth, Vishnu and the serpent, Krishna and the serpent, Ormuzd (Ahura Mazda) and Ahriman (cf.
Such influences saw the universe as the theatre of a struggle between two eternally opposed and co-equal forces, Ahriman, the principle of evil, and Ormuzd, the principle of good, though paradoxically the archetypical evil is destined at the end of time to be conquered by the good.
The theology is fundamentally dualistic in that the course of the universe is understood as a relentless struggle between Ormuzd (Ahura Mazda), the principle of light and goodness, and Ahriman (Angra Mainyu), the spirit of evil and darkness.