Allegedly, according to the ancient Zoroastrian lore, Ahura Mazda, the creator god, emerged from the personification of infinite time, Zurvan. A wise and benevolent being, representing truth, order and justice, Ahura Mazda started populating his domain with life. His birth was soon followed in the one of his twisted mirror image and antithesis, Ahriman, who personified deceit and chaos. Ahriman rejected the peace offerings of Ahura Mazda and tried to kill the life who had been imbued in his domain. After a prolonged battle, Ahura Mazda narrowly overcame and banished Ahriman to the Nether Realms.
The Yazatas ended up being worshiped on Earth in the Persian/Iranian plateau, as well as in Central Asia and India, from 1000 BC into modern days. The nexus between Earth and Elysium was indeed located on Mount Damavand in the Alborz Mountains and at Naqsh-e Rustam (within modern-day Iran).
Powers and Abilities
Atar possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Yazatas. Atar also has several powers mystical in nature. He seems to be able to control fire to use it in purifying objects tainted by impure or demonic taint, but he has yet to demonstrate the full range of his power.
Atar is a capable warrior in armed and unarmed combat.
- Asha is a Zoroastrian god of fire as well.
- Despite associating with Daeva gods, Atar/Agni is a Yazata.
Agni is a Hindu god while Atar is a Persian god; both gods of fire.
- 2 appearance(s) of Atar (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Atar (Earth-616)
- Mentions (or invocations) of Atar (Earth-616)
- 2 image(s) of Atar (Earth-616)