Aka Manah

Aka Manah is the Avestan language name for the Zoroastrian daeva "Evil Mind", "Evil Purpose", "Evil Thinking" or "Evil Intention". Aka Manah is the demon of sensual desire that was sent by Ahriman to seduce the prophet Zarathustra. His eternal opponent is Vohu Manah. Aka Manah is the hypostatic abstraction of accusative akem manah (akәm manah), "manah made evil". The objectification of this malign influence is the demon Aka/Akem Manah, who appears in later texts as Middle Persian Akoman and New Persian Akvan.

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Akoman - In Scripture - In The Younger Avesta
... In the Younger Avesta, Akem Manah is unambiguously a demonic entity, an auxiliary of Angra Mainyu ... In Yasht 19.46, Aka Manah, Aeshma, Azi Dahaka and Spityura battle Vohu Manah, Asha Vahishta and Atar for the possession of khvarenah ... Later in the same hymn (19.96), Aka Manah is predicted to be in battle with Vohu Manah at the final renovation of the world, at which time Aka Manah – as all the other daevas also - will be vanquished ...
Akoman
... Aka Manah is the Avestan language name for the Zoroastrian daeva "Evil Mind", "Evil Purpose", "Evil Thinking" or "Evil Intention" ... Aka Manah is the demon of sensual desire that was sent by Ahriman to seduce the prophet Zarathustra ... His eternal opponent is Vohu Manah ...
Aka Manah - In Tradition and Folklore - In The Shahnameh
... In one of the tales, the demon traps Rostam while the hero is asleep, and carries him up into the sky ... He then asks Rostam whether he would prefer to be thrown upon a mountain, or into the sea ...

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