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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


in Persian mythology, as represented in the Zend-Avesta, is the first man, who proceeded out of the right hip of the bull Abudad after Ahriman had the same killed. He was both a man and a woman, the object of worship by the angels. Thus Ahriman's plan to destroy the generation which was to populate the earth did not succeed. He therefore sent a Dew, Astujad, besides a thousand other genii of the infernal region, to battle against him. Kaiomorts withstood thirty years before he succumbed. The liquids flowing from his body fructified the earth. The seed grew into an immense.tree, which, instead of fruit, bore ten human pairs, one of which, Meshia and Meshiane, were the progenitors of the human race. They, too, were seduced by Ahriman, and live sinful and condemned, suffering the punishment of their sin unto the resurrection.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Kaiomorts'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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