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Gender Masculine
Scripts میترا(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. MITH-rə(English)
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Meaning & History

Derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, covenant, agreement". 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.
VariantsMehr, Mithras
Other Languages & CulturesMehr(Persian)


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