Zoroastrianism. By: Ahmed,Wynne,Flora,Laurie. Key beliefs + practices, rituals, ceremonies. Beliefs: 2 gods: Ahura Mazda – good god; more powerful Angra Mainyu – evil god, less powerful Ahura vs. Angra – battle of good and evil for 12000 years
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·It is believed that Zoroastrianism is the oldest religion, dating back 3,000-6,000 years.
· Around 2,500 years ago, the ancient Persian Empire was Zoroastrian and the ruins of it.
· Zoroastrians were forced to convert to Islam by the Arabs who invaded Persia back in the 600s, and they killed those who didn’t.
· Some people escaped to other countries, and secretly practiced Zoroastrianism in Iran.
It consists of nearly 140,000 Zoroastrians in the world today.
Some say that Ontario has the third largest population of Zoroastrians. Zoroastrians mainly gather at Darbe Meher at Bayview and Steeles Avenues in Toronto.