Persian - Sacred writings: the Zoroastrian bible. These writings are in three parts: the Vendidad (myths and laws), the Visperad (litanies) and the Yasna (liturgies). In some accounts, there are four parts, the fourth one being the Yashts (hymns to the angels and heroes). There were originally twenty-one books in three groups: the dikat, the gatha and the hatak-mansurik. The Zend is a commentary on the Avesta. Also commonly referred to as Avesta, Zend(-Avesta) or Zend(-Avesta).

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