Ahura Mazda and company in Planescape?

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Ahura Mazda and company in Planescape?

Would it be acceptable to incorporate Ahura Mazda, Angra Mainyu, and the other deities of Zoroasterianism as a "stand in" for the God of the three big monotheistic religions in Planescape? Since many people are touchy about incorporating Him into D&D, I'm been looking for a good substitute.
Officialy, the religion is monotheistic, with the other gods looked on basically as angels or evil spirits. However in actual practice, the other good deities allied with Ahura Mazda are invoked and do have spheres of influence (i.e. divine portfolios). Or is this too close to the other monotheistic religions to be acceptable?

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Personally, I think this would be the way to go. I imagine you'll find more resistance from it not being the popular polytheistic choices.
But I think Ahura Mazda is far enough removed (or at least can be with a little tweaking) to not offend anyone's religious sensibilities.
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Personally, I wish they had done the something similar with the Hindu pantheon - creating "new" gods that were obviously inspired by the actual religion but allowing the writers to add a few new twists, etc. without trivializing anyone's beliefs.
But I don't think anyone currently has an attachment to Zoroastecism to get upset using the gods as playthings for your stories

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Ahura Mazda could reasonably

Ahura Mazda could reasonably be interpreted as an overpower and the Yazatas as a pantheon that directs worship eventually to him. There are a couple of million Zoroastrians in the world today.

Anyway, the prohibition elderbrain is talking about is a planewalker.com ban on threads on monotheism specifically. I guess one asking about how to mostly avoid it is okay. ;^)

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Hopefully! And yes, I am

Hopefully! And yes, I am aware that there are living Zoroastrians, and that the faith is not "dead" as is, say, the Greek pantheon (although even there, some Pagans DO still worship them... likewise with the Norse Powers. I actually work with a guy who worships Thor, no lie!) Anyway, if this is too touchy, I won't be offended if the mods shut the thread down, but since it IS a fascinating religion, I thought I'd at least ask.

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There's a Planescape version

There's a Planescape version of the Persian/Zoroastrian pantheon, in On Hallowed Ground format, on the old Tiefling's Exultation site here (the word "here" is a link).

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Oh, yes! I see somebody has

Oh, yes! I see somebody has already beat me to the punch... very nice! That's very helpful. Thanks, Kaelyn!