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Summary of the Book 'Zand I Vohuman Yasht':
Cathcart Anthony Muir West (1910?1988) who wrote under the name of Anthony C. West was an Irish writer of novels short stories poems and essays. The fifth child in a Protestant family West was brought up in County Down and County Cavan. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. After periods living in the United States Canada and England he married an English woman Olive and settled with his family in Anglesey. He died in London in 1988.
Excerpts from the Book 'Zand I Vohuman Yasht':
... prosperous wealth for him whose writing I am. 1. As it is declared by the Sudgar Nask (of the Ancient Avesta) that Zartosht asked ... ... and do not teach the commentary except among your relations.' 8. And they made the promise unto Khosraw. Zand-i Vohuman Yasht CHAPTER 2 ... ... saw a pauper with many children, and he seemed to me exalted. 14. And I saw a tree on which were seven branches, one golden, one of silver, one ... ... reign of the Ashkanian king, who removes from the world the heterodoxy (javid-rastakih) which existed, and the wicked Akandgar-i Kilisyakih ... ... Zartosht the Spitaman! the sun is more unseen and more spotted (vasangtar) the year, month, and day are shorter and the earth of Spandarmad is ... ... have no gratitude and respect for bread and salt, and they have no affection for their country (desak). 33. 'And in that most evil ... ... marriage the daughters of nobles, grandees, and priests and the nobles, grandees, and priests come to destitution and bondage. 39. The misfortunes ... ... ignoble and vile, and come to poverty and helplessness through them nine in ten of these men will perish in the northern quarter. 48. ... ... of their own souls, they may remove the trouble, evil, and oppression which those of other religions cause in the ceremonies of religion ... ... righteous invocation, and the rest through praise some say 'righteous creator!' - 'O creator! in that perplexing time are they righteous? ... ... of them appears, as they advance, O Zartosht the Spitaman! the sun and the dark show signs, and the moon becomes manifest of various colors ... ... Turk, Arab, and Ruman, come to this place,' some have said the plain of Nishanak. 10. 'And all those of the countries of Iran, which I, Ohrmazd, ... ... father, a prince of the Kayanian race, approaches the women, and a religious prince is born to him he calls his name Warharan the Varjavand,' ... ... much destroyed as the root of a shrub when it is in the night on which a cold winter arrives, and in this night it sheds its leaves and they will ... ... of the religion! 27. 'Those spirits move on, and they propitiate them with holy-water the illustrious Peshotan celebrates the ... ... with the archangels, and I issue orders to the archangels that they should speak to the angels of the spiritual existences thus: Proceed to ... ... and they celebrate the ceremonial (yazishn), arrange the sacred twigs, solemnize the Dvazdah-homast, and praise me, Ohrmazd, with the archangels ... ... for it is dark in the regions of Arezahi and Sawahi, Fradadhafshu and Widadhafshu, Wouru-bareshti and Wourujareshti, and the illustrious Xwaniratha. ... ... and his impetuosity remains he swallows down the apostate on the spot, and rushing into the world to perpetrate sin, he commits innumerable grievous ... ... writer of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. The fifth child in a Protestant family, West was brought up in County Down and County Cavan. He ...