Vohu Manah
(690 words)

I. Name

Vohu Manah, ‘Good Thought’, is the name of one of the seven principal deities of Zoroastrianism (the Amesha Spentas). A slightly blurred form of his name is extant in the Hebrew transcription of Mehuman (מהומן), the name of one of the seven chamberlains of Ahasuerus in Est. 1.10 (Duchesne-Guillemin 1953:106).

II. Identity

In Zoroastrian theology, a group of seven deities, called the Amesha Spentas (‘beneficent immortals’), occupies a prominent position. Although the an…

Cite this page
A. de Jong and K. van der Toorn, “Vohu Manah”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 15 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Vohumanah>



▲   Back to top   ▲