In Anthroposophical belief: the Archangel of Jupiter,who last presided over human evolution from 500-850 CE.
"A grisly tree that grows in the Islamic hell,the fruit of which are the heads of devils." 80 p. 352
"The original Persian prophet of Zoroastrianism ... Zoroastrianism inclines to dualism — the conflict of good with evil forces." 73 p. 233 [According to tradition,Zarathustra was born in Persia. He is said to have begun preaching the doctrines that became Zoroastrianism after receiving a vision from Ahura Mazda.]
"The name applied to the Hebrew God when he engages in both the role and act of making war upon evildoers." 80 p. 353
in Anthroposophy: gods three levels above humanity; they are the presiding spirits of historical ages. Standing near the pinnacle of gods within the Third Hierarchy,they are also known by such names as Time Spirits and Spirits of an Age. Whereas lower gods concern themselves with particular human populations and with individual human beings,Zeitgeists help steer the evolution of human civilization in general.
"A sect of Mahayanna Buddhism ... It lays great emphasis upon the doctrine of inaction or 'bending before the storm.'" 73 p. 234 [Zen was brought from China to Japan in the 12th Century CE. The goal for Zen Buddhists is to attain enlightenment in a sudden burst (satori),usually achieved after meditating on a paradoxical teaching (koan) of a Zen master.]
"The sacred writings of the Zoroastrians." 73 p. 234
"Astrologers consider this pole of the horizon [sic],which is directly overhead,a very powerful influence." 80 p. 355 [The zenith is the point in the celestial vault directly above an observer; the term also applies to the highest point reached by any celestial object as observed from the Earth.]
The Zoroastrian god of time; Steiner taught that time is the embodiment of this god.