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Zoroastrianism In Modern Day Religion

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Due to the aforementioned links to modern day religions, several theological notions attributed to them can be found within Zoroastrianism. The Zoroastrian religion is centered around the belief in Ahura Mazda (god of creation, well being, order and light) who was destined for victory against his antithetical counterpart, Angra Mainyu (god of destruction, evil, chaos and darkness), these figures were additionally accompanied by beings associated with angels and demons (Applegate). Beliefs in the afterlife existed as well, such as the concept of Heaven and Hell which was entered by the Bridge of Judgement; where the souls of the dead were weighed in relation to their respective good and bad deeds committed throughout their life (Stepaniants).
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