Faravahar (or Ferohar), ane o the main symbols o Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism is a releegion fae Iran, forbye mony follaers bide in Indie (whaur they're kent as Parsis) an ither pairts o the warld. The releegion's based on the teachins o the prophet Zarathushtra (kent as Zoroaster an Zartosht an aa), an haes atween 100,000 an 200,000 follaers.[1][2][3] Zoroastrianism is a monotheistic releegion, an micht hae had an influence on aucient Judaism, whan the Jews wir held captive in Babylon.

Zoroastrians believe that Ahura Mazda creatit aahin, forbye it can be seen or no. The Zoroastrian holy beuk is the Avesta. The auldest pairt, the Gathas (meanin "sangs" or "hymns"), wis scrievit bi Zoroaster himsel an talks aboot devotion tae nae god bit Ahura Mazda.

Detail o The Schuil o Athens bi Raphael, 1509, showin Zoroaster (left, wi starn-studdit globe).

ReferencesEedit

  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/06/us/06faith.html New York Times airticle (2006): "their global population has dwindled to 190,000 at most, and perhaps as few as 124,000, according to a survey in 2004 by Fezana Journal, published quarterly by the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America."
  2. https://www.history.com/.amp/topics/religion/zoroastrianism The History Channel wabsteid, airticle (2018, updatit in 2019): "Zoroastrianism now has an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 worshippers worldwide"
  3. https://www.soas.ac.uk/blogs/study/zoroastrianism/ The Varsity o Lunnon's Schuil o African an Asian Studies wabsteid (2019): "There are fewer than 120,000 followers of Zoroastrianism, with the greatest number concentrated in India."