The winged symbol now associated with Zoroastrianism is known as the “Faravahar.” Its exact meaning in history is unknown.  It may have represented Ahura Mazda, the divinity exalted by the prophet Zoroaster as the one God. However, Zoroastrians generally consider Ahura Mazda to be transcendent, spiritual and without physical form, and for most of their history they did not artistically depict him.

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