Game of Thrones // Parallels in History Episode 3: R’hllor & Ahura Mazda

Averill, Dan, & Tommy wrap up this years’ Game of Thrones: Parallels in History series with a discussion of the Lord of Light and Zoroastrianism. If you’re looking forward to the premier of the new season tonight, and what the heck is going to happen to Jon Snow, have a listen in – even when we’re delivering knowledge about the similarities shared between the Red Woman’s religion and the ancient Persian Zoroastrian religion, we share some insights into just how the Lord of Light may play a pivotal role in bringing our favorite Stark back to life. If you’re already missing the sixth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, fill the void with Game of Thrones parallels in history.


 

Show Notes and Further Reading

Lubin, Timothy. “Zoroastrianism,” Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, 2002.

Fieldhouse, Paul. “Zoroastrianism,” Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, 2003.

Clark, Peter, 1957. Zoroastrianism: An Introduction to an Ancient Faith. Portland, Or: Sussex Academic Press, 1998.

Rose, Jenny. Zoroastrianism. I.B.Tauris, 2014.

Skjærvø, Prods O. The Spirit of Zoroastrianism. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 2011.

Choksy, Jamsheed. Zoroastrianism. Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Culture Society History, 2007.

 


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