Hindu Mythology

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MITRA

Hindu Justice God

We swear he is a God of Oaths

He is not only an ancient deity of sacred promises, he’s also one of the Sun Gods known as the Âdityas.

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.

Mitra Facts and Figures

Name: Mitra
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Justice
Area of expertise: Justice

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 275

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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