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Fravahar

Ancient signs and symbols

One of the well-studied images of the sun disk with wings is a Zoroastrian fravahar known since the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC.
It is believed that the word "fravahar" comes from the ancient Iranian (Avestan) word “fravarane”, which translates to "I choose”, and implied a choice of goodness, justice, the religion of Zoroaster or  Zarutushty. According to others, it is derived from the Avestan word “far” or “khvar” – “shining”, with the meaning of radiance of divine grace, which as if soars on the wings of light, or “fravati”, “to protect” in the sense of divine protection by angel custodian,  Fravati or
Fravashis. Another translation of this character is “move forward power”, which implies movement to divine truth.
Whatever the original meaning of the word, its use implies a winged disc with
a tail and human figure sitting on it which, according to some sources, is the image of the supreme god Ahura Mazda of the Zoroastrians, on the second, the abstract, not personalized personality, and on the third, the highest glory or divine radiance (the Royal Glory).
There are several interpretations of meaning fravahar. It is considered as a symbol of pride, progress, improvement and happiness of man, based on good thoughts, words and deeds (three layers of feathers wings of fravahar) in an infinite world (large circle in the center), on the base of two fundamental principles: love and eternity. The raised hand symbolizes the upward direction, to divine truth, and the wings - flight to paradise.
Fravahar is also interpreted (version of Shahriar Shahriari) as the flight of the soul toward progress. Large circle in the center symbolizes eternity of the universe or the eternal nature of the soul. Like a circle, they have no beginning and no end. The figure of an elderly man, inscribed in a circle, talking about the wisdom of time. Lifting one of his hands up he shows the direction in which to move people. His other hand holds little promise ring. This means that these promises cannot be broken. Empennage bottom also consists of three parts -  bad thoughts, words, and deeds. It is at the bottom in order to emphasize that the choice of such qualities prevent flight of the soul to the divine truth. Finally, the two "threads" twisted into spirals at the ends at the bottom symbolize the duality of human nature. They indicate that in the spirit of righteous, people will come to the right choice, while the unrighteous spirit, or its absence, to the wrong choice.
The concept of the celebration of the divine truth in fravahar is combined by its submission as a solar symbol (it is recognized by all researchers), that allows it to be considered a sign of sun or celestial gods. This interpretation is confirmed by the essence of the character of Zoroastrian supreme god Ahura Mazda, which, as many researchers believe, is depicted in fravahar.  Ahura Mazda was the leader of Ahuras (“lords”), which included sun gods Mitra, Varuna, Veretranga and others.  Ahura Mazda and Ahuras was associated with one of the major religious concepts (“art” or “Asha”), a fair rule of law, divine justice, and in this sense they completely corresponded to Indian Adityas.

In Zoroastrianism, Ahura Mazda was considered the one and only Creator of the universe, invisible helper of mankind in the fight against evil. His characters were fire as the pure element of peace, banishing evil and light as having the cleanest energy particle (photons) in the entire universe, driving away darkness.


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