Such as Christianity.
And once again…how old are the oldest copies of the Avesta we have?
But was there any borrowing at all?
Was there any similarities?
Let’s have a look, shall we?
There are varying accounts of how Zoroaster’s birth came about.
One entails that a ray of light entered the bosom of Zoroaster’s mother, while his father ate a plant that had an angel within it. These events happened at the same time. After they got married, the
Remember, this was AFTER Zoroaster’s parents were married.
What happens after two people get married?
The WEDDING NIGHT.
Sounds less like a virgin birth and more like magic sex.
These elements are later found in the Dinkard, another Zoroastrian text. In it, Zoroaster’s mother is indeed a virgin, who drinks a sacred homa drink and thus conceives (though a ray of light is also
As in, the Dark Ages?
Indeed, in the Gathas themselves, Zoroaster describes himself as the son of Pourusaspa (a noble) and his wife Dughdova. True, the Gathas are norotiously difficult to understand (written in ancient times in an
Indeed, contrary to the virgin birth tales, he actually had two older siblings.
I wonder how they were conceived…
Baptized in a river?
No, Zoroaster had a revelation at a river.
Tempted by a devil in
He was tempted by a demon named Buiti (not the evil god who ruled over them all, Angra Mainyu), but the temptation has many, many differences from that of the Biblical tale, and there is no evidence that it occurred in the wilderness.
No, he wasn’t crucified. Indeed, Zoroaster would have lived before crucifixion would have been invented. According to tradition, he was murdered while at prayer, not officially executed by a government. Some sources state he
I could go on, but…why should I?
After all, all evidence of Christianity’s supposed borrowing from Zoroastrianism comes from Zoroastrian texts that post-date Christ.
Given this…can we seriously conclude that Jesus was a mythic figure, based on Zarathustra/Zoroaster?
Zoroaster is a dead prophet of another faith.
Jesus is the Living Savior of the True Faith.
“The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology” by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm, pages 334-335