The Yazatas are a humanoid race of extradimensional beings that hale from Zurvan, a small pocket-dimension adjacent to Earth. An interdimensional nexus between Elysium, the Realm of Infinite Time and Earth exists on Mount Damavand in the Alborz Mountains and at Naqsh-e Rustam (within modern-days Iran).
The divinity representing the force of good, Ahura Mazda, was the first to emerge from Zurvan, and he filled his domain with life. Following on his heels, however, was Ahriman, the embodiment of evil. A twisted mirror of the benevolent Ahura Mazda, Ahriman set about destroying everything Mazda created. In a close battle, Mazda defeated Ahriman, banishing him to the Nether Realms.
Over 15,000 years ago, Ahura Mazda sent Mithra, god of light and justice, to serve as his representative on Earth (where he became known as Mitra, and became the subject of a monotheistic worship). Circa 13,000 BC, Hura-Maztha was worshiped by the Hybori (at least by one of their shamans).
Mithra was known as early as the Hyborian Age, well before the Yazatas acquired their renowned Persian following. In opposition to these Yazatas, Ahriman created the demonic Divs, and the two divine factions have been at war ever since.
Powers and Abilities
True immortality, various supernatural abilities.
Average Strength level
An average god can lift approximately 25 tons; an average goddess, 20 tons.
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