MIDDLE-EAST MYTHOLOGY

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AMESHA-SPENTAS

Middle-Eastern Goodness Spirits

Also known as AMESHAS, AMSHASPANDS

The Extremely Holy Attendants of Ahura-Mazda

There are at least seven of them. That’s how many it takes to change his light bulbs.

These glorious Zoroastrian immortal entities are half-God, half-angel, and act as intermediaries between humans and Heaven. Alternatively, they are also said to be aspects of AHURA-MAZDA himself. You decide.

The AMESHA-SPENTAS each have their allotted function. Their names and attributes are: AMERETAT (Immortality), ARMAITI (Devotion), ASHA-VAHISHTA (Truth), HAURVATAT (Wholeness), KHSHATHRA-VAIRYA (Perfect Society), SRAOSHA (Obedience), and VOHU-MANAH (Righteous Thinking).

SAOSHYANT is sometimes lumped in amongst them, but we’re not entirely convinced.

AMESHA-SPENTAS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : AMESHA-SPENTAS
Area or people : Persia
Location : the Middle-East
Gender : Male
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Goodness
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : AMESHAS, AMSHASPANDS
Popularity index : 3710
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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "AMESHA-SPENTAS: Spirits of Good from Middle-Eastern mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 21 August 2014.

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