is both an emblem of the Zoroastrian religion and of Persian identity. Faravahar means “to choose.” The Faravahar is descended from the Egyptian winged disk, a symbol of divine kingship. It once represented the Assyrian sun god Shamash, and may have represented the corona of a solar eclipse.
In the modern Zoroastrian faith, it represents the
has several parts, which are given
particular meaning by modern Zoroastrians
A winged disk- the three layers of feathers represent the three pillars of the Zoroastrian faith: good words, good thoughts, good
deeds. The ring represents eternity.
Two streamers, representing the duality of good and evil- left and right, respectively.
The head of a man, facing left-representing the prophet Zoroaster, and the choice to live a morally upright life