نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
استادیار جامعه شناسی،استاد مدعو دانشگاه تهران
عنوان مقاله [English]
The present article deals with the description and the etymology of Vay (Vayu), one of the antique gods of ancient Persia and the Indo-Iranian era. Having presented certain evidence regarding the image of this god in different Persian and Indian texts such as Vedas and Gathas, this article aims at discussing its connection with certain other gods. The commemoration of the wind god, Vayu in the mythologies of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Kaldani, and the Aramaic (Persian, Arami) people is the subject matter of another part of this article. Finally, the role of the wind god in the texts and the interpretations of the Islamic era is traced by the writer of this article, thus the last part is concerned with the development of this ancient god in the periods after Islam.