Given Name MITHRA

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: میترا (Persian)
PRONOUNCED: MITH-rə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, alliance, friend". In Persian mythology he was a god of light and friendship, the son of the supreme god Ahura Mazda. Worship of him eventually spread outside of Persia, where it was known as Mithraism.

Categories

actresses, gods, light, mythology
VARIANTS: Mehr, Mithras
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mehr (Persian)