ARAMAZD (Արամազդ), was the principal deity in Armenia's pre-Christian pantheon. He displaced Amanor and Vanatur at the top of the pantheon. Called the father of all the gods and goddesses, Aramazd created the heavens and the earth. The first two letters in his name, "AR", are the Armenian root for sun, light, and life. Worshiped as a sun-god, Aramazd was considered to be the source of earth’s fertility, making it fruitful and bountiful. The feast in his honor was called Amanor (Am'nor).