I'm working on an undergraduate term paper about the impact of the Achaemenid empire (so literature would have to be pretty old) on the development of Judeo-Christian demonology. I've found some lists of the major arch-demons in Zoroastrianism and their basic functions, but I would really like to know about some of their symbols and associations. Like for example, if any of them are associated with serpents or literally anything, such as a type of weapon it carries, etc. Any pointers to relevant texts would be great. Thank you!

  • In response to the question about actual zoroastrian demons or demonized zoroastrian gods: either would be useful but I was particularly thinking of the former Mar 24, 2017 at 18:57
  • Ouch. I assumed we had the part of the Avesta that wasn't burnt by Alexander at the end of the Achaemenid period. The Sassanian one should be similar, no? Mar 27, 2017 at 20:27


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