Zoroastrianism 101


"Good thoughts, good words, good deeds" in the old Persian Avestan script
“Good thoughts, good words, good deeds” in the old Persian Avestan script

I am so proud not only to be a Zoroastrian, but also of the contributions that Zoroastrianism has made towards the betterment of mankind. This page is dedicated to my people, the Zoroastrians of the world.

Part of the reason why I’m writing about Zoroastrianism and Zoroastrians in general is not only to educate others about these topics, but to also review and consolidate my own knowledge about the religion and history of my forefathers. What follows comes from my short lifetime of study. My goal is not to espouse any particular view, but simply to write about what has been more or less accepted by both scholars and the Zoroastrian community as mainstream Zoroastrian religion, culture and history.

I always do my best to be objective and use as many historical sources as possible. I will admit though that at times it is hard for me to mask my love of Zarathustra, his religion and ethical philosophy, the community which he founded thousands of years ago and of course, the great and heroic deeds of Zoroastrians throughout the ages.

Anything of value that I write here is due to the knowledge which others have provided over the years. Any errors or misrepresentations are my own.

I hope that you learn something about my people, the Zoroastrians.


What is a Zoroastrian?
Quick Introduction to Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism, the Good Religion

The Life of Zarathushtra (Zoroaster, Zardusht)

Zarathushtra Comic Book

This is probably the first book I ever owned as a kid and is possibly what sparked my love of comic books.

Stories Related to Zoroastrianism

Mithras and Mithraism: The Popularity of a Persian god in the Roman Empire

Zoroastrian Resources

Archives & Textual Sources

This is the most comprehensive online archive of Zoroastrian texts translated into English and other European languages that I know of. Here you can become more familiar with the contexts of Avesta, Old Persian, Middle Persian (Pahlavi) and other ancient and medieval Zoroastrian texts.

Traveler’s Accounts

The Wandering Scot: Zoroastrian Yazd
In pictures: Zoroastrians in Iran
Future of Zoroastrianism

Recommended Books on Zoroastrianism and Zoroastrian History

Coming soon…

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