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ATAR

Heroic Fire God of Dragon-bashing and Foiling Evil

The son of AHURA-MAZDA, he was born to foil the plans of the wicked AHRIMAN.

The plan that most needed foiling was a rampaging three-headed dragon named AZHI-DAHAKA. This had been created specifically to create anguish, cause pain, deal out death and finally destroy the Universe.

After several million years, ATAR managed to corner the dragon and chain it to a mountain. It is still snarling, wrenching and chewing up anything that ventures within reach.

A horrible feeling prevails that the chains won't last for another million years. Has ATAR taken early retirement?

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Article last updated on 09 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT ATAR : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ATAR
Area or people : Persia
Location : the Middle-East
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 246

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