Abudad in Persian mythology, was the bull which Ormuzd first created, and in which lay the germ of all life. Ahriman sent out two evil genii to kill the bull, which in dying prophesied the final overthrow of evil. Out of his right fore-part sprang the first man, out of his left fore-part sprang the germ of all animals, and out of the other parts of his body came various plants. The genii took two-thirds of the seed and gave it to the moon, and left one- third to the earth. Ahriman did not attain his object, and was compelled to create evil beings to fight against the beings created by Ormuzd, and thus the great battle between right and wrong was begun, which is to continue throughout all ages.

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