The logo of Ahura Mazdā, (Avestan: “Wise Lord”: ) supreme god in ancient Iranian religion, especially in the religious system of the Iranian prophet Zoroaster (7th century–6th century bc). Ahura Mazdā was worshiped by the Persian king Darius I (reigned 522 bc–486 bc) and his successors as the greatest of all gods and protector of the just king.


The logo of Ahura Mazdā


The winged symbol is associated with Zoroastrianism known as the Faravahar. The central human figure is generally taken to represent the human soul. One hand points upward, urging believers to always strive for improvement and be mindful of higher powers. The other hand holds a ring, which may represent loyalty and faithfulness. The circle from which the figure emerges can represent the immortality of the soul or the repercussions of human actions, which are brought about by the eternal divine order. The two wings are composed of three main rows of feathers, representing good thoughts, good words and good deeds, which is the basis of Zoroastrian ethics. The tail is likewise comprised of three rows of feathers, and these represent bad thoughts, bad words and bad deeds, above which every Zoroastrian strives to rise. The two streamers represent Spenta Mainyu and Angra Mainyu, the spirits of good and evil. Every person must constantly choose between the two, so the figure is facing one and turning his back to the other.