Meaning of ZOROASTER in English

or Zarathustra

born с 628, probably Rhages, Iran

died с 551 BCE

Iranian religious reformer and prophet, founder of Zoroastrianism and Parsiism .

He was a priest in his tribal religion, with which he eventually became disillusioned. Having received a vision, he began teaching that Ahura Mazdā was the highest god and alone was worthy of worship, a concept that went against the polytheism of Iranian religion. He forbade the orgiastic rites that accompanied animal sacrifice, common in his time, but preserved the ancient cult of fire worship. After converting a king called Vishtāspa to his teachings, Zoroaster remained at the royal court. He became the subject of legends and a model for various occupations.

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.