Basics

Godly Triad

We recognise a Godly triad of Zurvan, Agathon and Ashura-Mazda.

Zurvan represents the reality of the Universe with its good and bad aspects.It is the foundation of Time and Activity which underlies all things.

Agathon is the Ideal Good which we reach up towards like reaching towards the sun.

Ashura-Mazda is the active righteous power that works within the space and time of Zurvan.

Triyazata

The yazata are demi-gods. We worship three yazata: Mithras, Anhita and Chrestus. It is Mithras who seeks Agathon and works to produce Asha. Anhita is the nurturer and protector of life. Chrestus is a servant to all.

Trimagi

The three magi or wizards regarded as the foremost teachers of the Agathon are: Zoroaster, Plato and Aristotle.

Agatha

The Agatha are 'Good Beings'. They are more abstract than the Yazata. They are mostly derived from Zoroastrian teaching. The Heptaspenta are a list of seven good beings of special importance. The list of Agatha include: Ashura-Mazda, Spentamania, Eunoia, Artista, Eukratia, Eusebia, Harvatas, Amortas, Ushta.

Runes

Runes are more abstract concepts we pay attention to.

Asha or Arta is the Righteous Order or Righteous Progression of the world - a process where the actions of each fit harmoniously with the actions of others and the pre-existing nature of things so that all flourish. It is the foundation of the Kosmos or ordered world which is congenial to life.

Scriptures

Our primary scripture are the Zartigathas or Songs of Zoroaster. We also value the traditional Avestan scriptures of the Persians. We are also influenced by Christian writings such as the New Testament and gnostic writings of the same era.

To extend our philosophical education we look firstly to the work of Plato and Aristotle.

Zartomithrites may also be interested in the various Hellenistic philosophies such as Stoicism and Neoplatonism or else perhaps in Sufi or Buddhist writings.
In addition we hope that new scriptures will be written addressed most precisely to the needs of the present day.

Special Days

We especially celebrate March 26th as 'Zartus Natus' or Zoroaster's birthday; September 29th as Mithrakana - Feast of Mithras - a time for re-evaluating our work for Mithras; October 29th as Cyrus Day and 5th November as Atarkana - 'Feast of Fire' - a time for change.
In addition we may join with other Mithraists and those of other traditions to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes - i.e. at Ostara, Litha, Messis and Yalda ('Easter', 'Midsummer', 'Harvest', 'Yuletide').