The name for the foundational scriptures of Zoroastrianism.

1. The Aryan Iranian tribes spoke Avestan, a language which now only exists in the Avesta.

2. The Indo-Iranians worshiped an overarching “king of the gods,” who eventually became irrelevant and was forgotten. The Iranians called him Dyaos, and the Indians called him Dyaus-Pitr, later known as the Greek and Roman gods Zeus and Jupiter.
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