"The best life is for the one,
who turns towards light,
and sheds light to others." Zarathustra
Be my light: Zohreh Jooya
“Mazda” comes from Ahura Mazda, the god of harmony, intelligence and wisdom from the earliest civilization in West Asia. Key members of Toyo Kogyo interpreted Mazda as a symbol of the beginning of the East and the West civilization, but also a symbol of the automotive civilization and culture. Striving to make a contribution to world peace and to be a light in the automotive industry."
A Story Behind the Name of “Mazda”
"As well, one could well argue that the cosmic battle between the Light and Dark sides of the Force in Star Wars has, quite ostensibly, Zoroastrianism written all over it."
The obscure religion that shaped the West, BBC Culture 2017
The talented and innovative singer of rock music (Queen),
proudly expressed his Zoroastrian roots throughout his life
The School of Athens, painted by Raphael (1509)
The School of Athens which was painted on the walls of Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican intended to represent the marriage of art, philosophy, and science during the Italian Renaissance. The characters chosen in his paintings are the figuers who have contributed to the history of philosophy from different beliefs and backgrounds, such as Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, or Pythagoras.
Raphael also included Zarathustra in the gathering as one of the major contributions to the human history.
Detail of The School of Athens by Raphael, showing Zarathustra (left, with star-studded globe).
What is interesting is that among all the philosophers and artists in Raphael’s painting, he painted himself next to Zarathustra out of respect for Zarathustra’s immense contribution in human history.
The young Raphael next to Zarathustra peeking up at the viewers