Kajomorts, the Persian name for the first man, who they say was a direct descendant of a bull (Abudad), and was both man and wife at the same time. So sacred was his person that even angels worshipped him. Ahriman, however, was bent upon his destruction, and for thirty years he persecuted Kajomorts.

until successful in slaying him. But the seed of Kajomorts fructified the earth, the sun purified it, and after forty years a plant sprang up, which became a mighty tree, bearing, instead of fruit, ten human pairs, one of which, Meshia and Meshiane, became the ancestors of the human race(see Vollmer, Worterb. d. Mythol. p. 992). SEE ORMUZD; SEE ZOROASTRIANISM.

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