PDF icon Statement of Service | Site Map | Accessibility | Feedback

Change Text Size small · medium · largeChange Colours black_white yellow_black orange_black black_yellow

Equality North East


The Zoroastrian religion dates from its prophet Zarathustra, who is reputed to have lived around 1200 BC, though some say 600 BC. He is believed to be the author of the core texts of the Avesta, the main source of Zoroastrian teachings. An Iranian tribal prince became his follower, and so his faith took root and eventually became the state religion of the Persian Empire whose priests were the famed magi. Its doctrines influenced among others the Jews.

Related Links

« back