The Zoroastrian Gathas


Zoroaster, or Zarathustra, was a prophet of the sixth century BC, according to most scholars, though there is school of research that puts him at 1400 BC and a much smaller school that puts him about 5500 BC. I will assume he was part of the great melting pot of thought and representation in language and culture and religion that was the greater Arabian region in the 6th-5thst



  1. Moulton J.H. (1911) Early Religious Poetry of Persia  Cambridge, pp 58- 59 The Amesa Spenta, called the Ameshas; 63 bottom to 64 Haurvatat; also 124 Yasht 4; 108 3rd Gatha  verse quoted, 2nd 99
updated: 22/03/2010