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Haoma


A plant (specifically the branches) that is used in Zoroastrianism to reach intoxication, and through this divine power, known by the same name: Haoma.
Haoma was redefined by Zarathustra as the power that renews life, albeit in spiritual terms. Haoma is to a large extent a divine power evidenced in a real way, particularly in older Iranian religions. Haoma can punish people who do not honour him with sterility. For those who do honour him, Haoma offers healing remedies.




By Tore Kjeilen