Dregvant
   In Persian lore and ZOROASTRIANISM, a wicked and unrighteous DEMON of luxury and vice. Dregvants was a name given to the residents of the city of Gilan south of the Caspian Sea, who were considered to be fiends incarnate.

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Darvand — For the city in Iran, see Darvand, Iran. A Darvand is a child of an angel and a human, usually a male angel and a woman. Darvand creatures appear in Anne Eliza Smith s novel Seola published in 1878. Devas (or angels) and Darvands are defined… …   Wikipedia

  • Daeva — (daēuua, daāua, daēva) in Avestan language meaning a being of shining light , is a term for a particular sort of supernatural entity with disagreeable characteristics. Equivalents in Iranian languages include Pashto dêw (Uber ghost, demon, giant) …   Wikipedia

  • Zoroaster — /zawr oh as teuhr, zohr , zawr oh as teuhr, zohr /, n. fl. 6th century B.C., Persian religious teacher. Also called Zarathustra. * * * or Zarathustra born с 628, probably Rhages, Iran died с 551 BCE Iranian religious reformer and prophet, founder …   Universalium

  • Zoroastrianism — /zawr oh as tree euh niz euhm, zohr /, n. an Iranian religion, founded c600 B.C. by Zoroaster, the principal beliefs of which are in the existence of a supreme deity, Ahura Mazda, and in a cosmic struggle between a spirit of good, Spenta Mainyu,… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”