variants or less commonly Zarvanism
plural -s
: an ancient Iranian religion or Zoroastrian heretical sect teaching that infinite time is the originating principle of existence and prior to the dual principles of good and evil held ultimate by orthodox Zoroastrianism and influencing Mithraism

Word History


Zervan, Zarvan, an ancient Iranian god + English -ian

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“Zervanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zervanism. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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