zoroastianism

  1. An Expansive Alternate Timeline - The Riotous 5th Century

    Shalom, I would like to share the first stirrings of a new timeline I'm working on. The scope is so unfocused and the divergences so numerous that I've elected to name this timeline "the Riotous 5th century." Right now the starting date for the timeline is 451 AD - the year that Attila, seeing...
  2. The Children of Eranshahr

    From the Chronographia of Saint Theophilus of Antioch Now, amongst the soldiers who opposed Emperor Maurice, a man named “Phokas” emerged as their leader. The soldiers plotted to overthrow Maurice and install Phokas as the new Emperor. However, many among the ranks of the army remained loyal...
  3. Effects of more successful Mazdakism?

    Let's say that Mazdak's teachings triumph over the mainstream Zoroastrian establishment, either taking over the church entirely or becoming a widely practiced subsect of Zoroastrianism. How would this affect Iranian culture, religious tendencies and politics? IOTL, the legacy of the Mazdakites...
  4. The Eternal Flame: A Persian Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Roman-Persian War

    From “The Sassanid Empire: A Complete History” by Ardashir Yazdegerdi The last and greatest of many wars between the Romans and Persians would end in 626 with the successful Siege of Constantinople by the Persians(and their Avar and Slavic allies) under the command of the spahbed[1]...
  5. Mr_Fanboy

    In the absence of Islam, which religion becomes the primary competitor to Christianity?

    Let's keep the point of divergence simple: imagine a world where Muhammad had simply never been born. In such a scenario, what religion is most likely to be the most significant competitor to Christianity in terms of number of followers by the year 2021? Said religion does not have to garner...
  6. Mr.420IQAltHistGodEmpChad

    AHC: No Zoroastrianism (POD of 600 BC)

    AHC: No Zoroastrianism (POD of 600 BC) In this alternate history challenge you need to find a way to prevent Zoroastrianism from existing, What would happen if Zoroastrianism never existed? How will this effect the Pre-Islamic Iranian Civilizations or the cultures surrounding it? Would it...
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