ANGRA MAINYU by ~leahcorrine In ancient Persian religion and books of Zoroastrianism, Angra Mainyu is the god of darkness, the eternal destroyer of good, personification and creator of evil, bringer of death and disease.
Life-size head of Mithras wearing a Phrygian cap and long curls. This stone statue fragment was found in London in 1954 buried in an underground chamber devoted to the secret cult of the bull-slayer god, popular among soldiers in the Romans Legions.
The Zoroastrian prayer book, Khordeh Avesta (‘Small Avesta’), contains Avestan prayers, hymns and invocations recited by priests and lay people in daily worship. This copy belonged to the famous orientalist Thomas Hyde (1636–1703) whose History of the Persian Religion was the first comprehensive work to be written on Zoroastrianism