Zoroastrian Mythology

The Gods and Supernatural Beings of Zoroastrianism

SAOSHYANT

Zoroastrian Renewal God

Also known as SAOHYANT, Saoš́iiaṇt̰

The Zoroastrian Messiah and God of Renewal

Like the word ‘Messiah’, this is more a job description than a name.

At the end of time there will be quite a lot of purging, but well worth it. Saoshyant the Savior will be born of a virgin from the lineage of Zoroaster and put into motion Ahura Mazda’s scorched-earth policy.

The wicked followers of Ahriman will perish in a big bonfire with much screaming and wailing. But for the just and good, Judgment Day will be like a big party in a hot tub filled with warm milk.

Interestingly, Saoshyant’s apocalyptic role has much in common with the Second Coming of Jesus. Except that Saoshyant had the idea first.

Saoshyant Facts and Figures

Name: Saoshyant
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: SAOHYANT, Saoš́iiaṇt̰

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

In charge of: Renewal
Area of expertise: Renewal

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 162

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

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