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 Spenta each have their allotted function. Their names and attributes are: Ameretat (Immortality), Spenta 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 Spenta Facts and Figures
Name: Amesha Spenta
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: AMESHAS, AMSHASPANDS
Area or people: Persia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Goodness
Area of expertise: Good, Goodness
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1019
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Article last revised on May 14, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.