Zoroastrian Mythology

The Gods and Supernatural Beings of Zoroastrianism

AHRIMAN

Zoroastrian Demon

Also known as AKUMAN, AKO-MAINYU, Angra Mainyu, Aŋra Mainiiu

Picture of the Zoroastrian Demon Ahriman from our Zoroastrian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Zoroastrian Devil, Arch-Enemy of Ahura Mazda and Chief Perpetrator of All The Evil In The World

Ahriman was born dark and stinking — and seems to have gotten steadily worse. He spawned the demonic world-threatening monster Azhi Dahaka and sprinkles wickedness wherever he can.

Like Satan, his main goal is to fill the world with as much evil as he can so it will destroy itself. Current reports indicate that his policy so far has been highly effective.

The good news is that Supreme God Ahura Mazda is his total opposite and has taken steps to ensure nice things happen — after the inevitable Apocalypse, that is. So plump for him, unless you happen to prefer the Satanic Death Evil Doom Heavy Metal Cult.

Ahriman Facts and Figures

Name: Ahriman
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: AKUMAN, AKO-MAINYU, Angra Mainyu, Aŋra Mainiiu

Gender: Male
Type: Demon
Area or people: Persia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 360

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Article last revised on May 14, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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