He is not only an ancient deity of sacred promises, he’s also one of the Sun Gods known as the ADITYAS.
He became a colleague of VARUNA and now shares the task of keeping law and justice. He is invoked when oaths are sworn and with a thousand eyes (stars) at his command he can easily spot oath-breakers and liars.
His light shines far and wide. In ancient Persia (modern Iran) he became MITHRA, the second-in-command of AHURA-MAZDA. He was also reconstituted by the Romans in cult form as MITHRAS.
Article last updated on 22 August 2014
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "MITRA: God of Justice from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 22 Aug. 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.