Zoroastrian Mythology

The Gods and Supernatural Beings of Zoroastrianism


Zoroastrian Hero God

Also known as Ātar

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?

Atar Facts and Figures

Name: Atar
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ātar

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

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 6105

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

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