Blog Home Rune Uruz, and the name of the seer Zarathustra

In the ancient Germanic Futhark alphabet Uruz is the rune of “virility, primal raw energies, life force, and the valiant spirit.” Rune Uruz symbolizes the “subconscious will power, and passion of the untamed nature.” Uruz literally means “auroch,” and stands for “primal, pristine energies.”

The second part of the name Zarathushtra, the prophet of the ancient Aryans, is ushtra, a cognate of Uruz and means anything from the “wild bovine aurochs to buffalo or Bactrian camel”.

Zarathushtra’s religion is rooted in the will to enhance, increase and strengthen the “primeval, vibrant life force.” Zoroastrianism is the religion of healthy mind or spirit and NOT the faith of a sick, gloomy soul. This ancient faith strives for wholeness and wellness in each and every part of being. In Zoroastrianism, the healthy, virile body is an expression of a vigorous soul.

The Mazdyasni vision is a colorful, lively vision that conceives the whole being, the whole world, the whole universe and human life in it, as part of a beautiful, artistic order.

The furtherance of all growth comes from the Immortals of the Mindful Lord, Mazda, the prospering of cattle and of the fruits of the fields; the Immortals present mortal men with “success, health, children and everything good and beautiful.”

In Zoroastrian religiosity the word Spenta, often translated “Sacred” ,does NOT mean “off limits, taboo or restricted” but instead refers to what is “endowed with vibrant life force.”

Spenta “endowed with vibrant life force, auspicious” is the epithet of the Immortals or Ahuras of Mazda in Zoroastrianism who are preparing a new, splendid creation, and an eternal spring.

Zoroastrianism is a faith that probably more than any religion celebrates subconscious will power, virility, primal raw energies of the life force, and the heroic, valiant spirit to rewrite destiny.

An Avestan hymn says of Zarathustra:

In whose birth and growth the waters and the plants rejoiced; in whose birth and growth the waters and the plants grew; in whose birth and growth all the creatures of the good creations cried out, Hail! Hail to us! For he is born, the keeper of the flame, Spitama Zarathustra.

edited version of work of Ardeshir at authenticgathazoroastrianism.org