[INDOLOGY] Iranian question
alex.watson at ashoka.edu.in
Sun Dec 26 05:08:39 UTC 2021
On Saturday, December 25, 2021, 10:57:41 PM GMT+5:30, Arash Zeini via
INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
What's reference for the text you quote, or is that what you are asking?
On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 3:39 AM Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
Yes, I was trying to find the source of that quote.
The sentence is contained in:
Payam Nabarz (2005), *The Mysteries of Mithras: The Pagan Belief That
Shaped the Christian World*. Simon and Schuster.
Professor of Indian Philosophy
> On Saturday, December 25, 2021, 10:57:41 PM GMT+5:30, Arash Zeini via
> INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Hello Dean,
> What's reference for the text you quote, or is that what you are asking?
> As you know the sources for Zarathustra's birth stories are the Middle
> Persian accounts, and among those Book 7 of the Dēnkard stands out. The
> birth story is complex and Ohrmazd and his helpers put many elements in
> motion so that Zarathustra can be conceived. One of these, is sexual
> intercourse between the parents, something the the daemons try to
> On Sat, 25 Dec 2021, 11:04 Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY, <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Sorry for once again spilling over the South Asian borders but I can't
> seem to find a reliable reference for this claim:
> "Zoroaster is said to have had a miraculous birth: his mother, Dughdova,
> was a virgin who conceived him after being visited by a shaft of light.
> Perhaps some of our Indo-Iranians might know.
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