Sacred Books of the East eBook

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“I have made every land dear to its people, even though it had no charms whatever in it:  had I not made every land dear to its people, even though it had no charms whatever in it, then the whole living world would have invaded the Airyana Vaego.  The first of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was the Airyana Vaego, by the Vanguhi Daitya.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the serpent in the river and Winter, a work of the Devas.  There are ten winter months there, two summer months; and those are cold for the waters, cold for the earth, cold for the trees.  Winters fall there, the worst of all plagues.  The second of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was the plain which the Sughdhas inhabit.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the locust, which brings death unto cattle and plants.  The third of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was the strong, holy Mouru.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created plunder and sin.  The fourth of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was the beautiful Bakhdhi with high-lifted banners.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the ants and the ant-hills.  The fifth of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was Nisaya, that lies between Mouru and Bakhdhi.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the sin of unbelief.  The sixth of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was the house-deserting Haroyu.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created tears and wailing.  The seventh of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was Vaekereta, of the evil shadows.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the Pairika Knathaiti, who clave unto Keresaspa.  The eighth of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was Urva of the rich pastures.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the sin of pride.  The ninth of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was Khnenta which the Vehrkanas inhabit.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created a sin for which there is no atonement, the unnatural sin.  The tenth of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was the beautiful Harahvaiti.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created a sin for which there is no atonement, the burying of the dead.  The eleventh of the good lands and countries which I, Ahura Mazda, created, was the bright, glorious Haetumant.  Thereupon came Angra Mainyu, who is all death, and he counter-created the evil work of witchcraft.  And this is the sign by which it is known, this is that by which it is seen at once:  wheresoever they may go and raise a cry of sorcery, there the worst works of witchcraft

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