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‘Zoroastrianism’ is the modern designation (established in colonial times) for one of the oldest living religious traditions of mankind. The name refers to one of the Greek names of its ‘founder’ Zoroaster, known as Zarathushtra in the sources from ancient → Iran (→ Zarathustra). In antiquity, mo…

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Stausberg, Michael, “Zoroastrianism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 17 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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