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  1. Zurvanismnoun

    a Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe

  2. Zurvanismnoun

    a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring


  1. Zurvanism

    Zurvanism is a now-extinct branch of Zoroastrianism that had the divinity Zurvan as its First Principle. Zurvanism is also known as Zurvanite Zoroastrianism. In Zurvanism, Zurvan is the god of infinite time and is aka deity of matter. Zurvan is the parent of the two opposites representing the good god Ahura Mazda and the evil Angra Mainyu. Zurvan is regarded as a neutral god; being without gender, passion, one for whom there is no distinction between good or evil. Zurvan is also the god of destiny, light and darkness. Zurvan is a normalized rendition of the word, which in Middle Persian appears as either Zurvān, Zruvān or Zarvān. The Middle Persian name derives from Avestan zruvan-, "time" or "old age". Zurvanites considered Ahura Mazda and Spenta Mainyu one of two equal-but-separate divinities under the primacy of Zurvan. The central Zurvanite belief made Ahura Mazda the middle god and Angra Mainyu the fallen twin brother. Mazdeans consider the divinity of Ahura Mazda the transcendental creator.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zurvanism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zurvanism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. epidemic
    • B. unsealed
    • C. arbitrary
    • D. foreordained

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