Angra Mainyu (/ˈæŋrə ˈmnj/; Avestan: 𐬀𐬢𐬭𐬀⸱𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬎 Aŋra Mainiiu, Sanskrit: अस्र मन्यु Asra Manyu[citation needed]) is the Avestan-language name of Zoroastrianism's hypostasis of the "destructive/evil spirit" and the main adversary in Zoroastrianism either of the Spenta Mainyu, the "holy/creative spirits/mentality", or directly of Ahura Mazda, the highest deity of Zoroastrianism. The Middle Persian equivalent is Ahriman 𐭠𐭧𐭫𐭬𐭭𐭩 (Anglicised pronunciation: /ˈɑːrɪmən/).

The Middle Persian word ʾhlmn' (Ahreman) in Book Pahlavi script. The word is traditionally always written upside down.
RegionGreater Iran
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SiblingsAhura Mazda
Ahriman being slain by Faramarz during a scene from the Shahnameh