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Messiah: Zoroastrianism

Saoshyant is a figure of Zoroastrian eschatology who brings about the final renovation of the world, the Frashokereti. The Avestan language name literally means “one who brings benefit,” and is also used as common noun.
In the Gathas, the most sacred hymns of Zoroastrianism and believed to have been composed by Zoroaster (Zarathustra) himself, the term is used to refer to the prophet’s own mission and to his community of followers, who “bring benefit” to humanity. ‘Saoshyant’ may have been a term originally applied to Zoroaster himself.
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