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Ahura

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Ahura is the Avestan term for a good divinity, e.g. the Zoroastrian term Ahura Mazda "the ahura (divinity) Wisdom" (Pahlavi Ōhrmazd). The word is cognate with Sanskrit Asura "evil divinity" and Germanic As.

In the Vedas, this title is applied to divine beings in general.

A trinity of divinities are addressed as ahura in Zoroastrianism: Ahura Mazda, Agni and Mithra.

Source: Mary Boyce, A History of Zoroastrianism; E.J. Brill, 1989.

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