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Zarathustra can refer to one of two people:

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Zoroastrianism: The Forgotten Source (1159 words)
Zarathustra claimed special divine revelation and had attempted to establish the worship of one supreme God (Ahura Mazda) in the 7th century B. C., but after his death, the earlier Aryan polytheism reemerged.
Zarathustra, however, had preached the bodily resurrection of the dead, who would face a last judgment (both individual and general) to determine their ultimate fate in the next life: either Paradise or torment.
Zarathustra predicted the imminent arrival of a World Savior (Saoshyant), who would be born of a virgin and who would lead humanity in the final battle against Evil.
SparkNotes: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Part IV: Chapters 10–20 (1398 words)
Zarathustra returns to his cave, where he hears once more the cry of distress that he thought came from the higher man. Entering his cave, he realizes it has come collectively from all those whom he encountered during the day.
Zarathustra steps outside again and is pleased that his companions and he have chased away the spirit of gravity.
Zarathustra rises the next morning and finds a lion outside his cave, which he takes to be a sign that the overman is coming.
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