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