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i. Mitra in Old Indian and Mithra in Old Iranian ii. Iconography in Iran and Central Asia iii. in Manicheism
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.
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 cult of Mithra as it developed in the West, its origins, its features, and its probable connection with Mithra worship in Iran.
an Iranian festival apparently dedicated to the god Miθra/Mehr, occurring also in onomastics and toponymy.
Iranian personal name resulting from an inversion of Miθra-dāta- “given by Mithra” and continued in the New Persian Dādmehr.
William W. Malandra
the two dadophoroi or torch bearers who often flank Mithras in the bull-slaying scene and who are sometimes shown in the birth scenes of Mithras.
Old Iranian female deity of rectitude and justice.
F. B. J. Kuiper
designation of a type of deity inherited by Zoroastrianism from the prehistoric Indo-Iranian religion.