faravahar zoroastro phalavi silver pendant
Faravahar Pendant dimensions: 4 cm x 3 cm
faravahar zoroastro phalavi silver pendant
The pendant of Faravahar is an amulet with many names, there caller zoroastro, others call phalavi and other faravahar, but all refer to the same sign. The Faravahar is a sign hanging from Iran or ancient Persia, consisting of a figure representing its founder Zarathustra
HISTORY OF PENDANT faravahar zoroastro phalavi
Faravahar pendant or zoroastro represents the religion founded by Zarathushtra, who lived «258 years before Alexander» that is, between 626 and 551. Its geographical location also presents uncertainty although it is located mainly in Raga, near the Caspian Sea. Nevertheless, even he is having lived a millennium B.C. and his figure not belong to the VI and V centuries, establishing their doctrine and the notion of dualist system does belong to these centuries.
Zoroastrianism Faravahar represented by the pendant is said that emerged among sedentary herders in the area. His prophetic mission began with the intent of religious renewal. On behalf of Ahura Mazda (the Wise Lord) he is opposed to that prevailing beliefs espoused by some priests now heirs of the Aryan tradition. It therefore created great opposition, forcing him to abandon those lands and take refuge in the court of Vishtaspa, head of the Fryana tribe. Here, it seems that Zarathustra had the necessary support to enhance their teaching, and began to achieve important social changes that were spreading across the Middle East.
Zoroastrianism, which represents this pendant Faravahar is a religion based on a collection of texts called Avesta ( «foundation»). This doctrine of Zoroaster worshiped a supreme god, creator of all, called Ahura Mazda ( «Wise Lord») and maximum representative of Good and has revealed to him, and invited him to accept his message. By freely accepting the invitation, Zarathustra chooses the good (or God), ie, the core of the reform proposed by Zarathustra is the choice of light versus darkness, good versus evil, as free choice. This approach serves to all individuals, who have the freedom to follow God’s example and become mazdeos or mazdayasnios.
So the Mazdaism is the radical dualism between two groups of opposing spirits who chose some for good or light and another for evil or darkness: The Amesha Spentas ( «immortal benefactors,» «immortal saints») with Spenta Mainyu to head and evil spirits with Angra Mainyu as a leader.
Both spirits really are brothers because not exist without each other, are twin sons of Ahura-Mazda. Still, there are parts of the doctrine that seem to identify the good spirit Ahura Mazda so with Angra Mainyu are two brothers with a similar power. They also say that «the final victory will come when the world ends and will be achieved by the intervention of the hosts of good someday come. The Wise Lord will have to use all resources if you want to succeed in their fight against the spirit of evil. »
An important aspect of the Zoroastrian religion is the aspect of free choice of the people. The evil spirit itself is not so bad, but made a bad choice and that has made him what he is. Likewise, the human being is before both spirits and he always has two options. The good choice is to follow the path of Spenta Mainyu and become the good, truth, justice and goodness, following the example of Ahura Mazda; the choice of Angra Mainyu will lead to lying, evil feeling, hatred, which are the characteristics astray.
Zoroastrianism has had a great influence on all mankind, though not particularly known religion, however, had great influence on other religions. as the Abrahamic and especially Christianity, preserved in its traditions, clear Zoroastrian influences (dualism between good and evil, the concept of God and the devil, the archangels, etc.).
It has also led to interesting doctrinaire mixtures as Mithraism (influence of Zoroastrianism Greek-Roman religious syncretism) and Manichaeism (doctrine of Manes which combined Zoroastrians elements with Christianity) and subsequently influenced Christian religious cleavages as the Cathars in full Middle Ages.
SYMBOL PROPERTIES OF faravahar zoroastro phalavi pendant
The Faravahar pendant is an ideal place for who is a supporter of the religion of Zaraustra symbol. This pendant Faravahar will serve to achieve the desired good spiritual balance