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MITRA

Ancient God of Oaths — and one of the Sun Gods known as the [ADITYAS].

He shines far and wide. He goes right back to ancient Persia (modern Iran) as the son of AHURA-MAZDA.

Later on 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.

He was also reconstituted by the Romans in cult form as MITHRAS.

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Article last updated on 08 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT MITRA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MITRA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 473

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