With an open mind, seek and listen to all the highest ideals. Consider the most enlightened thoughts. Then choose your path, person by person, each for oneself.
Ashu Zarathushtra (Zoroaster)
My Journey to know Ashu Zarathustra
Zoroastrianism: Myth vs Reality, I was nine years old the first time I heard about Zoroastrians. We were guests at a family friend’s house in Tehran. I noticed a calendar on the wall that had different months, days, and images than what I was used to seeing. When I asked the adults about it, they explained that it was a Zoroastrian calendar. On the car ride back home from the party, I asked my parents about Zoroastrians and all I can recall is my father saying: “They are very nice people who never tell lies”. It’s amazing how little moments like that can stick with you for a lifetime.
The Faravahar is a symbol of great importance in Persian culture and history. It is an ancient Zoroastrian symbol that represents “good thoughts, good words, good deeds” and is a reminder to live a good and virtuous life. The Faravahar is often worn as a symbol of pride and identity by Iranians and Persians and is also commonly seen as a symbol of freedom, independence, and self-determination. It is also believed to be a symbol of the connection between the individual and the divine.
I believe that there is no other way more accurate and reliable than studying artists’ reactions to the current affairs of their world to learn unbiased history. History through Caricatures is one of these ways.