Pahlavi Texts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...together about my death; " and up stood Zaratust, forth went Zaratust.' 41. I-lere is manifested a great wonder to the multitude, in that which is mentioned thus: ' And a stone was put forth by the righteous Zaratust, that was held in hisehand, and the size of a hut, and which was obtained by him from the creator Auharmazd, the spiritual Yatha-ahfi-vairyo 1.' 42. And one marvel is this which is manifested not only in the country of Iran to Iranians, but in every land and to every race: the shattering of the demons' bodies through the chanting of the Ahunavair aloud by Zaratust. 43. just as that which a passage2 mentions thus: ' I worship the resources of the Kayan glory, with which the righteous Zaratust was associated in thinking about, speaking about, and acting about the religion which was, of all embodied existences, the most righteous in righteousness, the most lordly in sovereignty, the most radiant in radiance, and the most glorious in glory. 44. At his appearance3 the demons have fallen before him, at his appearance their semen (mayagan) also drops, at his appearance the courtezan is also withdrawn by them from mankind; 1 The first three words of the Ahunavair formula. 2 See Yt. XIX, 78-81. 2 Reading vencivdahakih, but the first letter is omitted in all three occurrences of the word. on hearing1 him they lamented, very violently is it lamented by the demons. 45. By the Ahunavair, which the righteous Zaratfist chanted aloud to them, all the demons are seized and buried in the earth, where the complete shattering of their bodies is manifest.' 46. So that, after the shattering of their bodies, it became evident to those in the world that they were not able to do mischief in the more

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