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Sasanian-era plate portraying the goddess Mah like a Sasanian king
Sasanian-era plate portraying Mah like a Sasanian king

Mångha (måŋha) is the Avestan for "Moon, month", equivalent to Persian Māh (Old Persian māha). It is the name of the lunar deity in Zoroastrianism. The Iranian word is masculine. Although Mah is not a prominent deity in the Avestan scripture, his crescent was an important symbol of royalty throughout the Parthian and Sassanid periods.

The Iranian word is cognate with the English moon, from PIE *mēns

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