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by Micha F. Lindemans
Literally, 'dying life'. The primeval man in Persian mythology who was created by the supreme god Ahura Mazda. Gayomart lives as a spirit for 3,000 years, then assumed the corporeal form of a handsome youth. He lived in this form for 30 years, but was poisoned by Ahriman at the instigation of Jeh. From his seed grew -- plant-like -- Mashye and Mashyane, the father and mother of the human race.

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