GUEST POST: The Roots of Zoroastrianism, par…

I’m very happy to have another guest piece to bring you all today. In this piece, L. C. Nielsen takes us through the ancient roots of Zoroastrianism in the Proto-Indo-European peoples and in contrast to India’s ancient Vedic religion. The Vedas and Zarathusthra’s Gathas seem to be working from a common religious vocabulary but they take that shared heritage in very different directions. This is the first of what should be a two-parter covering Zoroastrianism’s origins. Enjoy!

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