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The Zend Avesta, Part III (SBE31), L.H. Mills, tr. [1886], at


1. I proclaim the Airyemâ-ishyô as the greatest of all authoritative prayers, O Spitama! as the most influential and helpful for progress; and may the Saoshyants (who would further us) use it and revere it.

2. I am speaking in accordance with it, O Spitama! and therefore I shall rule as sovereign over creatures which are mine, I who am Ahura Mazda. Let no one rule as Angra Mainyu 2 over realms that are his own, O Zarathustra Spitama! 3. Let Angra Mainyu be hid beneath the earth 3. Let the Daêvas likewise

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disappear. Let the dead arise (unhindered by these foes), and let bodily life be sustained in these now lifeless bodies.


390:2 Insert 'of the evil faith.'

390:3 In Y. IX, 14, 15, it is the Ahuna-vairya which drives the Daêvas beneath the earth.

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