Zoroastrian Mythology

The Gods and Supernatural Beings of Zoroastrianism


Zoroastrian Judgmental God

Also known as Rashnau, Rashnaw

Zoroastrian God of Judgment who weighs souls

Along with Mithra and Sraosha, he judges the souls of the dead. We’re not sure what role the others play (do they split the workload between them?), but Rashnu himself provides the Golden Scales of Justice upon which the souls are weighed.

As the Angel of Final Judgment, we suspect that Rashnu is also standing by to sound the Last Trump and bring about the end of the world. But that’s just a wild guess.

Rashnu Facts and Figures

Name: Rashnu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Rashnau, Rashnaw

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

In charge of: Judging
Area of expertise: Judgment, Judgement

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 4683

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

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