Persian Goddess Names
A Persian demoness of illness, one of the Drugs. She personifies evil
that is perceived or performed by the eye (her name means "evil
(Ardvi Sura Anahita) The ancient Persian water goddesse. She watches over
rainfall as well as standing water. She was invoked for health, healing,
prosperity, and growth. She is either the wife or the daughter of the
great god of creation and goodness, Ahura Mazda. Her name means "She
who belongs to Ahura".
The mother goddess in ancient Turkey.
The primordial goddess of Altaic (Mansi and Khanty) myth, Ak-ana arose
from the primordial waters to meet Kara-han, her future husband. He was
awed by her beauty and her strength, for she sprang from the waters poisonous
even to Snake and Scorpion.
(Al-Ilat, El-Lat) A persian and Arabian moon goddess, a Chaldean goddess
of the underworld. She is considered the mother of the gods by the Nabateans
of Petra, the female counterpart of Allah. She is honoured at the new
One of the Amesha Spentas (The name of the seven divine beings who belong
to the retinue of the highest god, Ahura Mazda.), Ameretat ("not
dying", "living") is the personification of immortality
and the protector of plants. The fifth month is dedicated to her. Her
eternal opponent is the archdemon of ageing, Zarich.
The ancient Persian water goddess, fertility goddess, and patroness of
women, marriageable girls and childbirth as well as a goddess of war.
Her name means "the immaculate one". She is portrayed as a virgin,
dressed in a golden cloak, and wearing a diamond tiara (sometimes also
carrying a water pitcher). The dove and the peacock are her sacred animals.
Anahita was very popular and is one of the forms of the 'Great Goddess'
which appears in many ancient eastern religions (such as the Syrian/Phoenician
goddess Anath). She is associated with rivers and lakes, as the waters
of birth. Anahita is sometimes regarded as the consort of Mithras, the
god of friendship and truth. When Persia conquered Babylonia (in the 6th
century BCE), Anahita began to show some similarities with the goddess
Ishtar. Since then her cult included also the practice of temple prostitution,
where daughters of noble families gave their virginity in service of the
goddess. During the reign of king Artaxerxes (436-358 BCE) many temples
were erected in her honor; in Soesa, Ecbatana, and in Babylon. She is
honoured on the tenth day of the new moon.
Great Goddess of Persia (Iran).
The heavenly source of all waters on earth, a manifestation of the Ahurani.
Armaiti ("beneficent devotion") is one of the Amesha Spentas.
She is the personification of holy devotion, the daughter of the creator
and represents righteous obedience. She is associated with the earth and
in that capacity she is the goddess of fertility and the dead, who are
buried in the earth. The fifth day of every month and the twelfth month
are dedicated to her. Her eternal opponent is the archdemon of discontent,
A Persian demoness of lust and greed.
The goddess who personifies religion in Persian mythology. Her name means
"that which was revealed". Daena is considered to be the daughter
of Ahura Mazda and Armaiti. She is one of the Yazatas.
A Persian goddess. She is the daughter of Ahura Mazda.
The ancient Persian goddess who protects cattle, children, and friendship.
The fourteenth day of the month is dedicated to her.
("wholeness") is one of the seven Zoroastrian Amesha Spentas.
She is the personification of perfection and is associated with life after
death. She brings prosperity and health. The third month is dedicated
to her. Her eternal opponent is the archdemon of hunger, Tawrich. Later
pronounced Hordad. Represents the presence of God on the natural world
(Waters) , divine guardian of liquids use in ritual libation.
'The whore'. In Persian mythology, she is responsible for the death of
the first man Gayomart because at her instigation, Ahriman poisoned him.
The mother, in Persian mythos, of the human race, who with her husband
Mashye abandoned the teachings of Ahura Mazda, cleaving instead to Ahriman,
for which crime they were banished to eternal punishment in hell.
The Persian goddess of meditation, the mother of thought.
The Persian goddess of the earth.
Zarich is one of the female members of the Daevas and the personification
of ageing. Her eternal opponent is Ameretat.