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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.”
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).
a slave, promoted to to the commander of the army of the Saljuqid king, Sultan Sanjar, who ruled in Nišāpur (r. 1168-74) in his name.
Anthony A. Lee
(1823-1863), African slave of Sayyed ʿAli-Moḥammad Širāzi, the Bāb, and participant in the founding events of the Babi movement.
(1931-1997), Persian novelist and psychiatrist.
Michael Stausberg and Ramiyar P. Karanjia
(1854-1933) Parsi priest, scholar, public servant, and community activist. Modi produced scholarly works on a greatr range of 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.