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Indo-Iranian god, with name based on the common noun mitrá “contract” with the connotations of “covenant, agreement, treaty, alliance, promise.”
There is no known iconography of Mithra in the Achaemenid period. On coins of the Arsacids the seated archer dressed as a Parthian horseman has been interpreted as Mithra. In the Kushan empire Mithra is among the deities most frequently depicted on the coinage, always as a young solar god.This Article Has Images/Tables.
The Iranian Manicheans adopted the name of the Zoroastrian god Mithra (Av. Miθra; Mid. Pers.Mihr)and used it to designate one of their own deities.
Eupator Dionysos (r. 120-63 BCE), last king of Pontus, descendant of Iranian nobility who took part in the Persian colonization of Asia Minor. He is noted primarily for his opposition to Rome.This Article Has Images/Tables.
the cult of Mithra as it developed in the West, its origins, its features, and its probable connection with Mithra worship in Iran.
(ca. 1000-87), outstanding and multitalented representative of the Fatimid religious and political mission (daʿwa) in the service of the Caliph/Imam Mostanṣer bi’llāh (r. 1036-94).
(1931-1997), Persian novelist and psychiatrist.
Michael Stausberg and Ramiyar P. Karanjia
(1854-1933) Parsi priest, scholar, public servant, and community activist. Modi produced a vast amount of scholarly works dealing with an enormous range of different subjects, and he may well have been the most prolific Parsi scholar of modern times. In the struggle between so-called reformists and so-called orthodox, Modi “took a moderate position, advocating cautious change.”This Article Has Images/Tables.
, ABU’L-ḤOSAYN, Aḥmad ebn Abi Šojāʿ (d. 356/967), 4th/10th century Buyid prince, the youngest of the three brothers who conquered western, southern, and central Persia.
Šāburi, Abu ʿAbd-Allāh Moḥammad b. ʿAbd-al-Malek (b. ca. 1048-49, d. ca. 1125-27), a major poet at the court of the Saljuqs in Khorasan in the 12th century.