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The Hadhayosh is a land creature from ancient Persian mythology that is often likened to the Behemoth of modern and Hebrew culture. Also called the Sarsaok.

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Examples in Literature

A Zoroastrian text from the Middle Persian era mentions the hadhayosh. By this time, Zoroastrianism had been influenced by Hellenic and Arabic culture.

"Of the ox Hadhayosh, which they call Sarsaok, it says, that in the original creation men passed from region to region upon it, and in the renovation of the universe they prepare Hush (the beverage producing immortality) from it."[1]

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References

  1. ^ The Bundahishn ("Creation"), or Knowledge from the Zand Ch 19:13
    Translated by E. W. West, from Sacred Books of the East, volume 5, Oxford University Press, 1897.
    http://www.avesta.org/mp/bundahis.html

External links

1. The Avesta - Zoroastrian Archives: An in-depth guide to the religion and its texts: http://www.avesta.org/avesta.html


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