The Evil Principle or becoming of old Persians the Prince of Darkness as opposer to Ormuzd the King of Light
- the spirit of wicked in Zoroastrianism; arch rival of Ormazd
- The Evil Principle or becoming associated with old Persians; the Prince of Darkness as opposer to Ormuzd, the King of Light.
Name Origin: Indian
Name Gender: Male
(center Persian) Zoroaster, in building upon an old Indo-Iranian antecedent, expounded a thoroughgoing dualism by which Ormazd (s.v.) is the good, Ahriman the wicked principle, matching to the Christian God and Devil, secured in combat on all quantities of idea and presence. For the reason that they're reciprocal as well as a dialectic necessity, this dualism has, philosophically, the implication of a monism that was, indeed, ethically and eschatologically elaborated in the Zoroastrian optimism that postulates the ultimate triumph of Ahura Mazdah (s.v.) or Ormazd. -- K.F.L.
(letter.) The Evil Principle or Being of this ancient Persians; the Prince of Darkness as opposer to Ormuzd, the King of Light.
Thus the Zarvanites represented Ormazd and Ahriman as twin sons proceeding from the fundamental principle of all - Zrvana Akarana, or limitless time.