Definition of Ormazd
1. Noun. Chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good.
Definition of Ormazd
1. n. The supreme deity, the principle of good, creator of the world, and guardian of mankind. He is the opponent of Ahriman, the spirit of evil, both being sprung from Eternity, or, according to another version, Ahriman being the offspring of a moment of doubt on the part of Ormazd. Ormazd is attended by angels and archangels. He is represented as a bearded man inclosed in a winged circle, a conception probably derived from the Assyrian representations of Ashur.
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Literary usage of Ormazd
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Herodotus: A New English Version, Ed. with Copious Notes and by Herodotus, George Rawlinson, Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, John Gardner Wilkinson (1889)
"... by the grace of Ormazd I have done (it). (1) Says Darius the king—¡2) not Ormazd . . . Par. 6. ..."
2. Encyclopædia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, John Sutherland Black (1903)
"No sooner has Ormazd created the world than Ahriman brings upon the earth ... Ormazd brings into existence the primeval bull (prototype of all animals); ..."
3. The Seven Great Monarchies of the Eastern World: Or the History, Geography by George Rawlinson (1885)
"Ideas entertained with respect to Ormazd and Ahriman. ... Ormazd the special Guardian of the Kings. ... Deities subject to Ormazd: Mithra, ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, John Sutherland Black (1907)
"No sooner has Ormazd created the world than Ahriman brings upon the earth ... Ormazd brings into existence the primeval bull (prototype of all animals) ..."
5. The Gentile Nations: Or, the History and Religion of the Egyptians by George Smith (1854)
"A fort of Armenia named , there they engaged. Ormazd brought help to me; by the grace of Ormazd, my forces entirely defeated the rebel troops. ..."
6. Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon (1893)
"Again, Ormazd is not a purely spiritual being. He is conceived of as possessing a sort of physical nature. The " light." which is one of his properties, ..."
7. The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World: Or, The History by George Rawlinson (1881)
"The "law of Ormazd " is the rule of life.6 The protection of Ormazd is the one ... While, however, Ormazd holds this exalted and unapproachable position, ..."