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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Fire Worship
was introduced into Persia by Phœ’dima, widow of Smerdis, and wife of Gushtasp darawesh, usually called Hystaspes (B.C. 521–485). It is not the sun that is worshipped, but God, who is supposed to reside in it; at the same time they reverence the sun, not as a deity but as the throne of deity. (See PARSEES.)   1

 Fire Up (To).Fire and Sword. 


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