- Mythical Number: #0063
- Culture: Middle Eastern
- Attribute: Hellish
- Behaviour: Troublesome
The first form of a Devil found in the myths of the beliefs of the Zoroastrian religion. Ahriman was the enemy of Ahura Mazda and was said to be sinister and limited by time. At the beginning although a brother of Ahura Mazda, the two did not know each other. A void separated the two. When Ahriman saw Ahura Mazda travelling across the sky as a beam of light and saw the good things Ahura Mada had created, Ahriman decided to summon evil creatures of this world to destroy the good.
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Did you find Ahriman interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a cheeky, comical or intriguing sketch of the Troublesome Ahriman and send it to this website. Creatures of the Arabic world have given rise to some amazing fantasy stories that have been brought to life in the modern world. One of the best renditions of Middle Eastern folklore is Walt Disney's Aladdin (1992) featuring Genies, Sorcerers and monsters. The Adventures of Sinbad (1996 - 1998) takes you through one of the greatest Arabic legendary tales filled with monsters. Arabian Nights (2000) is a fantasy adventure with magic and monsters from the famous literature 1001 Arabian Nights. Relive similar myths yourself in the popular Prince of Persia computer games.
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