In existographies, Mithra, Mithras (Roman) or Mitra (Hindu), was a Persian [Iranian] god of light or the fertilizing power of warm upper air, worshipped: c.400BC-200AD, noted for [] [1]

The Egyptian mythology origin to the Mithras cult is not yet fully elucidated (ΡΊ); generally, however, he is thought to be a Horus motif rescript (see: god character rescripts).

In Greco-Roman period, Mithra was morphed into that of a sun god of sorts; he was shortly thereafter superseded by Christianity. The Vatican, e.g., was found in later years to be founded on the remains of a complex dedicated to Mithra, in the form of a sun god. [3]

In 1875, Kersey Graves was categorizing Mithra as one of the top thirty-five of crucified man-god saviors of history, as follows: [2]

1. Chrishna of Hindostan
2. Budha Sakia of India
3. Salivahana of Bermuda
4. Zulis, or Zhule, also Osiris and Orus, of Egypt
5. Odin of the Scandinavians
6. Crite of Chaldea
7. Zoroaster and Mithra of Persia
8. Baal and Taut, "the only Begotten of God," of Phenicia
9. Indra of Thibet
10. Bali of Afghanistan
11. Jao of Nepaul
12. Wittoba of the Bilingo nese
13. Thammuz of Syria
14. Atys [Attis] of Phrygia
15. Xamolxis of Thrace
16. Zoar of the Bonzes
17. Adad of Assyria
18. Deva Tat, and Sammonocadam of Siam
19. Alcides of Thebes
20. Mikado of the Sintoos
21. Beddru of Japan
22. Hesus or Eros, and Bremrillah, of the Druids
23. Thor, son of Odin, of the Gauls
24. Cadmus of Greece
25. Hil and Feta of the Mandaites
26. Gentaut and Quexalcote of Mexico
27. Universal Monarch of the Sibyls
28. Ischy of the Island of Formosa
29. Divine Teacher of Plato
30. Holy One of Xaca
31. Fohi and Tien of China
32. Adonis, son of the virgin Io of Greece
33. Ixion and Quirinus of Rome
34. Prometheus of Caucasus
35. Mohamud, or Mahomet, of Arabia


The following are related quotes:

Christianity only takes up the fight that had already begun against the classic idea and the noble tradition. In fact, this entire transformation is an adaption to the needs and the level of understanding of the religious masses of that time: those masses which believed in Isis, Mithras, Dionysus, the ‘great mother’, and which desired of a religion: (1) Hope of beyond, (2) the bloody phantasmagoria of the sacrificial animal (the mystery), (3) the redemptive deed, the holy legend, (4) asceticism, world-denial, superstitious ‘purification’, (5) a hierarch, a form of community. In short, Christianity accommodated itself to already existing and established antipaganism, to the cults that had been combatted by Epicurus—more precisely, to the religions of the lower masses, the woman, the slaves, the non-noble classes.”
Friedrich Nietzsche (1888), WP:196, Nov 1887 to Mar 1888

Christianity is the formula for exceeding and summing up the subterranean cults of all varieties, that of Osiris, that of the Great Mother, that of Mithras, for instance: in his discernment of this fact the genius of Paul showed itself. This was his revelation at Damascus: he grasped the fact that he needed the belief in immortality in order to rob “the world” of its value, that the concept of “hell” would master Rome—that the notion of a “beyond” is the death of life.... Nihilist and Christian: they rhyme in German, and they do more than rhyme.”
Friedrich Nietzsche (1888), The Anti-Christ (§58)

1. Jordan, Michael. (1993). Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World (pgs. 166-67). Facts on File, Inc.
2. Graves, Kersey. (1875). The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors (Mithra, 19+ pgs). Publisher.
3. Murdock, Dorothy M. (2008). Christ in Egypt: the Horus-Jesus Connection (Mithra, 9-pgs). Stellar House Publishing.

Further reading
● Nabarz, Payam. (2005). The Mysteries of Mithras: the Pagan Belief that Shaped the Christian World (Horus, 4+ pgs). Inner Traditions.

External links
● Mithra – Wikipedia.
● Mithras in comparison with other belief systems – Wikipedia.

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