According to Iranian myths, women and men have been at the same position in ancient Iranian society. Many Zoroastrian Yazatas (angels) were created as strong women in the mind of Iranians. Anahita, one of the most important Zoroastrian angels, is known as the goddess of water and “Nahid”, the female Yazata who is known as the protector and savior of the women. Nahid is also the goddess of pregnancy and purity.
There are also historic documents about some women who had military jobs during Achaemenid and Parthian era. In Iranian contemporary and pop culture, the strength of the women is not underestimated and it is believed that nothing can break the power of a group of the women who have organized a union!
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