Learn more about Persian deities
Several important religions and religious movements originated in the cultural continent of Greater Persia. The deities (in the context of monotheistic faiths, the supreme being) of these religions are listed below.
For divinities (but not necessarily deities) in pre-Achaemenid era Iranian religions, see ahuras and daevas, groups of 'good' and 'evil' divinities respectively that already figured in proto-Indo-Iranian religions. Yazata, which initially was an attribute applied to any divinity or divine concept, was later an epithet applied to the 'angels' incorporated into Archaemenid-era Zoroastrianism and came to be synonymous with ahura. For an overview of the divinities of the religions practiced in present-day Greater Iran, see Angels in Islam, Angels in Zoroastrianism.
Deities of the religions of the Greater Persian cultural continent
- Bábísm, a mid-19th century monotheistic religion that was a predecessor of the Bahá'í Faith:
- God, manifest in Báb.
- Bahá'í Faith, an emerging monotheistic religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh, a 19th century Persian exile:
- Manichaeism, 3rd century ditheistic gnosticism that may have been influenced by Mandaeanism:
- Persian Mysticism, a traditional interpretation of existence, life and love with Perso-Islamic Sufi monotheism as its practical aspect:
- direct perception of spiritual truth (God), through mystic practices based on divine love.
- Yarsan, a religious order of Yazdanism, believed to have been founded in the 16th century:
- God manifests one primary and 5 secondary avatars to form with God the Holy Seven.
- Mazdaism (Mazdaen Zoroastrianism), an ancient monotheistic faith:
- Ahura Mazda – the uncreated Creator of all (God).
- Zurvanism (Zurvanite Zoroastrianism), a monist dualism popular during the Sassanid era (3rd - 7th century CE):
 See also
- Persian religions
- List of deities in Scythian and Sarmatian religions
- Divinities in Persian religions and as supernatural beings in later Persian mythology:
- Divinities in post-Sassanid era Iranian religions: