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Avesta with commentaries (Zend), sacred scriptures of Zoroastrianism* and the Parsis,* consisting of 3 parts: Yasna (liturgical texts), Vendidad (ritual laws), and Yashts (poems containing mythology and legends of ancient Iran). Most important and oldest part of Yasna are Gathas, hymns, most of which are attributed to Zoroaster.* See also Anquetil-Duperron, Abraham Hyacinthe.

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