- Profession: Philosopher
- Lived: Second Millenium BC
- Nationality: Iranian
- Known for: Founder of Zoroastrianism
- Fun Fact: Zoroaster emphasized personal responsibility for one's deeds and their chioce of accepting the divine order or embracing ignorance and chaos.
- Fun Fact: Zoroastrianism eventually became the official religion of Ancient Persia.
- Fun Fact:
Zoroaster or Zarathustra was the founder of Zoroastrianism. He spoke Old Avestan and lived in the eastern part of the Iranian Plateau, but his exact birthplace or even what century he lived during is unknown. He is believed to have written the Gathas and Yasna Haptanghaiti, hymns composed in his native dialect that comprise the core of Zoroastrian thinking. He characterized the human condition as a constant mental battle between truth and lies. His philosophy is believed to have influenced Judaism, Middle Platonism and especially the Greek philosopher Heraclitus.