The sun has gone and darkness covers the sky. I, the Spirit of the Airyanem Vaejah  nation, sit alone on the peak of Mount Damavand . The location of this proud mountain was determined by Auramazdâ  (Spenta Mainyu  meaning: You are my Enlightenment Good Spirit almighty God - the Principle Creator.) as the earthly connection of the bridge between earth and heaven for the spirits to ascend to heaven. Those who practiced a life of good thought, good word and good deed will ascend with joy to live for eternity close to the benevolent Auramazdâ in heaven. But those who followed the teaching of Ahriman  (Angra Mainyu: meaning Evil spirit or devil, the Harmful One) will fall back and remain here to suffer for eternity.
The mountain is also inhabited by free spirits, drawn by the clean air, clean water and proximity to Auramazdâ. I can see the spirit of Prophet Mehabad and Prophet Zoroaster and many of his faithful followers here as well. Before Islam conquered the land of the Airyanem Vaejah people, the major religion was Zoroastrianism, named in honor of its founder, Prophet Zoroaster.
I see the spirit of Matiene  and his sons Madayu and Parsu  with their descendent Diyako  and Haxamanesh . And the many spirits of their relatives from Europe and Eurasia, They are here to ascend to heaven when the time comes.
Mandane visits with the spirit of Airyanem Vaejah nations who pretends to be a holy man
The weeping of Mandane  echoes on Mount Damavand. I hear of the unjust actions of her father. I, the Spirit of the Airyanem Vaejah, as usual, will try to help in any way I can. There are many evil Deaw (Daeuua) wandering the mountain looking for prey. The evil genies have done their work with Emperor Astyages , causing him to act against his own grandson. The evil Deaw and little ghosts can make themselves invisible, they can take flight or they can appear in human form depending upon what suits them. They have long been known for their evil deeds and their frequent kidnapping of young women. They take humans and use them as slaves.
They can truly be a terror unless one can gain control over them. The Deaw itself can be enslaved if one knows how to gain control over its soul. I have control over the soul of one Deaw in a container with me. Every time I shake his soul, he appears and says, "Oh Master, I am your servant, ask me for anything you want."
Tonight I am bored here on Mount Damavand. I said to fly me to Anshan, the capital of the Elam people. It is winter and I want to fly there to enjoy the warmer weather. As I arrive in Anshan, the people are returning home to share the joys of dinner and a quiet evening with their families after working all day. I, the Spirit of the Airyanem Vaejah Nation, travel throughout the land. I see and listen to the stories of the people. I see their happiness. I see their suffering. It is my way of sharing in the joy and pain of the people before they reach their eternal destinations.
It is on this night that I heard of the pain and suffering of Queen Mandane personally. Her story so affected me I decided to help her and her husband during my visit to Anshan. I knew that she was a regular visitor of the Atashgah  but until this night I did not know why. Many people visit the Atashgah, the place of worship for Zoroastrians. But Mandane was there this night praying for the fate of her lost son. Intrigued, I decided to take a closer look.
I took the form of an old holy man, with a white beard luxuriously spread below my chin, my thick white mustache almost completely covering my mouth full of tobacco-stained teeth. I passed the guard outside and entered the Atashgah. Queen Mandane was praying with a group of religious women. I approached them as closely as custom would allow and pretended that I was praying as well.
The time passed slowly and it was getting late. Mandane ceased her prayers but she was obviously still troubled. I made my way to her and gently asked "What troubles you, my child?"
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