Mithra

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mithra ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Mithra The sun god of the ancient Persians; the god of light and truth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mithra See Mithras.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from Gr.

Usage

In literature:

I have undergone the eighty tests of Mithra.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
The Persian worshippers of Mithras considered the cross a sacred symbol.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
MITHRA, Subsector 6-D: No.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
Textes et monuments figures relatifs aux mysteres de Mithra (Brussels, 1899); Mysteres de Mithra (2d ed., Paris, 1902; Eng.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
And what was true of Christianity was in like manner true of the Mithras cult, widely diffused in the second Christian century.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Mithra the sun-god belongs to Persia as well as India.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
This mark is the old symbol of the Mithras cult, two axes placed sideways signifying the striking of fire.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
But in Mithra, Iran had a redeemer that no other creed possessed.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
Their most splendid ceremonials were in honor of Mithras.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
In Persia they were connected with the obscure worship of Mithras.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

His Gods are many or are none,
Saturn and Mithra, Christ and Jove,
Consorting, as the Ages run,
With Vestal choir or Pagan drove.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
The Word which the reason of Plato discerned;
The truth, as whose symbol the Mithra-fire burned;
The soul of the world which the Stoic but guessed,
In the Light Universal the Quaker confessed!
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Wild West was the theme for the 84th ball of the Order of Mithras on February 20th, 2009 held at the Biloxi Community Center.
The Order of Mithras is the oldest Men's Carnival Association on the Gulf Coast & was founded in 1924.
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