Zoroastrian Mythology

The Gods and Supernatural Beings of Zoroastrianism

AMESHA SPENTA

Zoroastrian 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 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

Gender: Male
Type: Spirits
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: 245

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

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