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Zoroastrianism (Civ6)
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Zoroastrianism is one of the twelve default religions in Civilization VI. Players who have founded a pantheon can found Zoroastrianism by using a Great Prophet at either a Holy Site or Stonehenge.

Zoroastrian places of worship are represented conceptually in-game by the Dar-e Mehr, though there is no real gameplay relation between the religion and the building.

FollowersEdit

Civilopedia entryEdit

Zoroastrianism, an ancient faith based on the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster, is believed to have been founded some 3500 years ago in the region around Persia. Once one of the largest religions in the world, Zoroastrianism is only followed today by an estimated 200 thousand adherents, living primarily in India, Pakistan, and Iran. In general, it has been marginalized and overshadowed by Islam since the decline of the Sassanid Empire after the 7th Century AD.

Zoroastrianism is considered by some to be the oldest monotheistic religion in the world, although this is a point of contention among scholars. Zoroastrian beliefs are centered on the creator god Ahura Mazda, who is the focal point of all Zoroastrian tradition and worship. It is said that Ahura Mazda revealed his wisdom to Zoroaster, who then wandered about to spread the teachings across the region. The sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, known collectively as the Avesta, contain hymns said to have been written by Zoroaster himself.

As with most religions, Zoroastrianism outlines the ways in which humans can supposedly live in harmony, in this case through “good thoughts and good actions.” Zoroastrians are often mischaracterized as fire worshippers, in part because of the prevalence of fire as a symbol in Zoroastrian rituals. In Zoroastrianism, fire represents the light of Ahura Mazda and believers will pray in the direction of the light, rather than to the fire itself.

TriviaEdit

  • The constellation that represents Zoroastrianism is the Faravahar.

Related achievementsEdit

Steam achievement We Are The Champions (Civ6)
We Are The Champions
Win a regular game with a Religious victory with your dominant religion being Zoroastrianism and at the time of victory you are the Suzerain of Zanzibar
A reference to Freddie Mercury from the band Queen, who was born and raised in the Sultanate of Zanzibar and practised the Zoroastrian religion.
Religions and Pantheons in Civilization VI
Default Religions

BuddhismCatholicismConfucianismEastern OrthodoxyHinduismIslamJudaismProtestantismShintoSikhismTaoismZoroastrianism

Pantheons

City Patron GoddessDance of the AuroraDesert FolkloreDivine SparkEarth GoddessFertility RitesFire GoddessGod of CraftsmenGod of HealingGod of the ForgeGod of the Open SkyGod of the SeaGod of WarGoddess of FestivalsGoddess of the HarvestGoddess of the HuntInitiation RitesLady of the Reeds and MarshesMonument to the GodsOral TraditionReligious IdolsRiver GoddessReligious SettlementsSacred PathStone Circles

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