The Yazatas are a race of supernatural beings worshiped as Gods by the people of ancient Persia, and invoked by people of the Zoroastrian faith to this day.[1]

The divinity representing the force of good, Ahura Mazda, was the first to emerge from Zurvan, and he filled his domain with life. Following on his heels, however, was Ahriman, the embodiment of evil. A twisted mirror of the benevolent Ahura Mazda, Ahriman set about destroying everything Mazda created. In a close battle, Mazda defeated Ahriman, banishing him to the Nether Realms.[1]

With the aid of the Earth-goddess Armaiti (actually an incarnation of the Elder God Gaea) Mazda created lesser Yazatas to keep watch over his dominion.[2]

Mithra, was known as early as the Hyborian Age, well before the Yazatas acquired their renowned Persian following. In opposition to these Yazatas, Ahriman created the demonic Divs, and the two divine factions have been at war ever since.[2]

Powers and Abilities


True immortality,[1] various supernatural abilities abilities.[1] All can fly.[1]

Average Strength level

An average god can lift approximately 25 tons; an average goddess, 20 tons.[1]


Representatives: Armaiti (Gaea), Ahura Mazda, Ahriman, Mithra, Atar, Asha, Kshathra Vairya, Haurvatat, Vohu Manah, Ameretat

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