Saturday, March 19, 2011

What "Zarathustra" was based on.

Something mildly interesting, if you like Nietzsche. The whole "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" model was taken from a Zoroastrian wisdom text called the Menog-i Khrad, or "The Spirit of Wisdom". Instead of Zarathustra you have an anonymous sage asking a Zoroastrian cosmological principle, "The Spirit of Wisdom" who gives advice about various topics.

The above link is to the text on avesta.org

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