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In later Zoroastrianism, the first man and the progenitor of humankind. Created by Ahura Mazda, he was made incarnate after 3,000 years of life as a spirit. His existence at first immobilized Ahriman, the evil spirit who wanted to invade creation, but after 30 years of attacks Ahriman destroyed Gayomart. His body became the earth's minerals; gold was his seed, and from it sprang the human race.
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