Ahura MazdaAhura Mazda (Persian distortions Ormazd, Ormuzd, " title="Hormuz">Hormuz, " title="Ormus">Ormus, Ohrmizd) - The Wise Lord - is a god of the " title="Zoroastrianism">Zoroastrianism religion in " title="Persia">Persia. He is revered and worshipped by Zoroastrians as the good god. He is opposed by " title="Angra Mainyu">Angra Mainyu (Ahriman), who according to some traditions is his twin brother. According to Zoroastrianism, the Earth was created by Ahura Mazda as a battlefield to fight Angra Mainyu.
Atar, Ahura Mazda's son, battled Azhi Dahaka, the great dragon of the sky, and bound it in chains on a high mountain. The dragon was, however, destined to escape and destroy a third of mankind at the final reckoning, before it was slain.