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Mitra Persian Sun Goddess & Mitraism
Foundations of Christianity – Chapter 2

 

Mitra Persian Sun Goddess and Mitraism: Foundations of Christianity!
Mitra and Mitraism Pictorial History
Book of Mitra in 5 Chapters – Chapter 2

New Research and Photo Gallery of approximately 300 images
Ahreeman X
December 14, 2018


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess

Mitra

Goddess Yazata (Female)
Mitra the Persian Sun Goddess

Originally Mehr (Middle and New Persian) or Mithra (Latin) meaning Sun, is The Sun Goddess (or God - bi gender) of seal, agreement, contract and treaty. Mitra is the leader of Yazatas. Mitra stands for honesty, friendship, contracts and meetings. Mitra in ancient times (pre Vedai and Avestan Period) has been The Great Goddess of light, love, contracts and friendship. She also maintains the cosmic order. At one time, Mitra was The Major Ancient Goddess of Persia and Mitraism (Mithraism) was a major religion. Mitraism eventually had also moved and become popular in India, Greece and Rome! Later on, Christianity adopted its doctrine from Mitraism. After Zoroastrianism, Mitra's status has been reduced to a Yazata. Ashkanids (Parthians) used to worship and cherish Mitra (Mehr) Goddess of the shining light. The autumn Persian festival of Mehregan originated as a ritual dedicated to Mehr (Mitra), the Persian goddess of light and love. Unlike Zuvan, which is Gender-less and Neutral, Mitra is Bi Gender, both female and male.


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess – The Parthian Version
Mitra the Mighty Persian Sun Goddess in her Parthian Armor holds her Arsacid Banner and rides her warrior horse. Mitraism was the primary religion of the Parthian Persian Empire.

Mitra is one of the most powerful and one of the original of the ancient Persian Gods and Goddesses. Mitra is the Persian Sun Goddess. Mitra shines wisdom and light to the good Aryans (Noble People).

Mitra is the epidemy of truth, wisdom, light, love and honesty. The “Contract” definition of Mitra comes from this “Honesty” because Mitra breathes honesty in to the soul of the Persians to form agreements and contracts. Mitra is the embodiment of honesty.


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess with Phrygian Cap Statue

Mitraism

To be a Mitraist is to form a “Contract” with Mitra to become full of Sun, Light, Wisdom, Warmth and Love; also, to form a “Contract” with one another so together you can enjoy the Sun, share the Light, transfer the Wisdom, cuddle the Warmth and spread the Love.

Mitraism is about the “Contract” with Mitra and the “Contract” with each other. By becoming a Mitraist, you sign a “Contract” of devotion to Mitra and love for one another. This makes Mitraism a Brotherhood and a Sisterhood.

Mitraists worshiped and respected the Sun, Fire and Water which are essences of life.
Mitraists believe in the 4 Elements of Water, Soil, Fire and Wind.


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess Head Statue Replica

Muslim and Christian Lies about Mitraism

I am here to expose 2 Great Lies propagated by the Church and the Mosque:

Lie 1: Mitraists were a Brotherhood and no woman was allowed.
Lie 2: Mitraism was a Cult


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess Gothic Sketch

Mitraic Sisterhood Existed

Muslim and Christian authorities have intentionally spread lies about the Mitraism as a Cult (not a Religion) which is only for the men. The reality is far from it. Mitraism is primarily and originally a Philosophy which later on become a Religion (a global religion). Mitraism is a Brotherhood and Sisterhood (both) of Sun, Light, Warmth and Love.

As I mentioned above, in ancient Iran and Iranian Philosophy, there were Devolution of Genders and the belief in Multi Genderism; therefore, they did not have formal words and terms defining every gender (masculine, feminine, feminine male, masculine female, bi gender, no gender, transgender, transvestite, etc.) in the Mitraism Doctrine or else they had to define and write a lengthy paragraph, every time they were writing about the followers of Mitra; therefore, the Mitraic Priests only referred to the Mitraists as the “Brotherhood” meaning “Mankind”. One term covering all Mankind. Mitraist Texts referred to the followers of Mitra as the “Brotherhood” (one word) or else with the Gender Freedom in Iran, they had to write a lengthy paragraph to describe all the Mitraists!


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess – Contemporary Interpretation

Later on, this term had become the base for the confusion of some people; therefore, the enemies of Mitraism have propagated that in Mitraeums (Mitraic Temples), there only existed a Brotherhood and no females or others were allowed nor followed Mitra!

Think about it for a second. How can the greatest and most popular religion of the ancient world had been practiced amongst the Persians, Romans, Greeks, Indians and others and being wide spread in the Western known half of the world (Roman Empire) and the Eastern known half of the world (Persian Empire) by the people, yet exclude half of the population (women)?

For God’s sake, Mitra herself was a Bi Gender but technically she was a Woman and a Goddess, then how could she not allow women to be Mitraists?


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess Doll and Throne

Women who Ruled the Persian Empire

Ancient Persians had the highest value for the women. In ancient Persia, women were Shahbanu (Empress), Warrior Queens, Cabinet Ministers, Generals, Admirals, Military Commanders, Priestesses and other high officials:

Persian Warrior Queens, Princesses, Commanders and Stateswomen
Famous Historical Persian Women – Part 1

Persian Warrior Queens, Princesses, Commanders and Stateswomen
Famous Historical Persian Women – Part 2


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess with Sun Scepter – Modern Interpretation


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess – Modern Interpretation

Mitraism was not a Cult but a Major Philosophy and Religion!

In addition, how can you refer to the most popular religion of the ancient world which had actually made the two great enemies which each owned half the world (Persians and Romans) to unite as one people (Mitraists) who followed Mitra’s philosophy, as a “Cult”?

Go read the definition of a “Cult” and then you will realize that Mitraism was a global religion which was the most popular religion on Earth of the time. That is far from being a small cult of ignorant people!


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess – Roman Statue, Vatican
Roman Mitra originally held a torch but the torch was missing, so they made an apple for her to hold.

We are not talking about a small David Koresh or Jim Jones Cult!
We are also not talking about a large Scientology or Bahai Cult!

We are talking about the most popular global religion which was practiced from England (west) to China (east) and from Germany (north) to Yemen (south) covering the majority of the known civilized world in the ancient civilizations era.


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess, Taq-e Bostan, Kermanshah, Iran
Mitra is a Bi Gender Feminine Goddess who has many faces. Mitra changes faces and shapes. Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Greek Mitra is often feminine and Roman Mitra is often less feminine and a bit masculine; however, in this Persian carving at Taq-e Bostan, Mitra is masculine and even with beard and mustache! Mitra also appears in the form of Raven, Bull and other creatures. Nothing is surprising from Mitra because she can appear in any gender, human shape or various animal shapes.  

Mitraism was neither exclusive to men nor it was a cult!

The Christian Priests and the Muslim Mullahs propagated this rubbish and indoctrinated the people in to believing in this garbage.

Until this day, they publish these propagated lies on Internet, Search Engines, Websites, Books and Magazines, referring to Mitraism as a Brotherhood and a Cult!

Organized Religion (Islam and Christianity) are taking people for fools!


Anahita Persian Water and Fertility Goddess Vessel 500 BC
Sassanian Antiquity, Cleveland Museum of Art, USA
Anahita is the Immaculate Virgin Mother of Mitra


Anahita Persian Water Goddess Chariot Statue
Sufi River, Maraqeh, Azerbaijan, Iran
Anahita rides her chariot and holds the Lantern of Light high above


Anahita Persian Water Goddess Chariot Statue on Sufi River Grounds
Sufi River, Maraqeh, Azerbaijan, Iran
Anahita rides her chariot and holds the Lantern of Light high above

Mitraic Roots of Iranian Flags

Mitra has old roots in Iranian Culture and Flags. Mitraic Roots in Iranian Banners and Flags can be traced throughout the history back in BC Era. Mitra represented by the Sun but in earlier flags, she actually had a human face, yet in modern flags, she is only displayed as the sun. The Lion, Sun and Sword Persian icon goes back 8000 years and Mitra icon goes back millenniums. Mitraic Imagery has been an Iconic Persian Emblem for millenniums.


Persian Lion and Sun Carving 404 BC – 359 BC, Iran
Artaxerxes II (left) prays to Anahita on Lion top while Mitra the Sun, shines from behind
All Persian Shahanshah (Emperors) respected the Gods and Goddesses, specifically Anahita and Mitra. Persian Shahanshah had to be blessed by Mitra via Barsom scepter and receive the Ring of Power from Anahita or Ahuramazda to become the Persian Emperor.


Lion, Sun and Anahita Iran Flag
Lion and Sun (Mitra) with Anahita on Lion Top while the Green, White and Red Persian Tricolor waves at background. Anahita has a Barsom in hand.


Lion, Sun and Sword Qajar Dynasty Imperial Persian Coat of Arms 1907 - 1925
Notice Qajar Imperial Crown on top
Notice Sun (Mitra) has facial features


Lion, Sun and Sword Antique Persian Rug Symbol, Qajar Dynasty
Notice Sun (Mitra) is about to rise


Mitra Lion Sun and Sword Persian Qajar Dynasty Mosaic Tile Work, Iran
Mitra Sun with Qajar Female Facial Features and Hairdo is fully shining behind the Lion


Mitra Lion Sun and Sword Persian Qajar Dynasty Mosaic Tile Work
Mitra Sun with Qajar Female Facial Features and Hairdo fully shines behind the Lion
Takieh Moaven Ol Molk, Kermanshah, Iran


Mitra and Lion Up Close
Mitra Lion Sun and Sword Persian Qajar Dynasty Mosaic Tile Work
Takieh Moaven Ol Molk, Kermanshah, Iran


Mitra Lion Sun and Sword Persian Qajar Dynasty Mosaic Tile Work
Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran


Mitra Lion Sun and Sword Persian Qajar Dynasty Mosaic Tile Work
Mitra with Classic Qajar Bob Hairdo
Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran


Persian Lion Sun and Sword Qajar Dynasty Unique Brass Emblem


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess Lion Sun and Sword Unique Metallic Statue


Iran Politics Club Lion, Sun and Straight Persian Sword Iran Flag
Mitra Persian Sun Goddess face is appeared in the Sun


Iran Politics Club Lion, Sun and Curved Persian Sword Iran Flag
Mitra Persian Sun Goddess face is appeared in the Sun

For more Flags, view:

Iran Politics Club Flags
Pictorial History of Iranian Flags – Chapter 14

Pictorial History of Iranian Flags - Book in 14 Chapters


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess Golden Lion Disk


Original Ancient Mitra Persian Sun Goddess Disk

Mitraic Temple Ranks

7 Holy Ranks of the Mitraic Temple
Mitraists and Mitraic Temple followers had 7 ranks. Number 7 is the Persian Holy Number and has good omen. These ranks wore various colors.

As everything else, Christianity has stolen even the ranks of the Catholic Church from the Mitraism!

Lower ranks of Catholic Church wear Black (Priests) and it goes all the way to Red (Cardinals) and of course the highest rank who wears White (Pope).

Below, I will display the name of the rank in English, equivalent in Persian and equivalent in Latin (Roman Language).

Take a look at the Mitraic Ranks:

Mitraic Temple Ranks
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I• Raven (Kalaq in Persian) (Corax in Latin)
II• Veiled One (Rokh Push Dar in Persian) (Nymphus in Latin)
III• Soldier (Sarbaz in Persian) (Miles in Latin)
IV• Lion (Shir in Persian) (Leo in Latin)
V• Persian (Parsi in Persian) (Perses in Latin)
VI• Sun Courier (Peyk-e Khorshid in Persian) (Heliodromus in Latin)
VII• Father (Pir in Persian) (Pater in Latin)

The first 4 ranks were not hard to achieve but the final three did not come easy. Each rank wore specific color, mask, head garment, hand objects (weapons, tools, etc.) and had particular icons.

Mitraic Ranks start with the Raven (Kalaq) and ends with Pater which in fact comes from the Persian term “Pir” (elder) or “Pedar” (father) or as Christians state it as the “Pope”

Lower rank Mitraist such as “Raven” (Kalaq) wore black (same as Catholic Priests), higher rank Mitraist such as “Persian” (Parsi) wore red (same as Catholic Cardinals) and the highest rank Mitraist “Father” (Pir) wore white (same as the Catholic Pope AKA Padre)!


Mitra Sacrificing the Bull Tile


Antique Roman Plaque, Mitra Sun Temple Bel, Palmyra, Syria
Roman Period Artifact, Roman Empire
Left to Right: Moon Goddess, Sky God, Mitra Sun Goddess


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess holding a Torch Wall Carving


Mitra Sacrificing the Bull Raised Mosaic
Many Faces of Mitra are displayed again:
Mitra the Sun Goddess, Mitra the Hunter, Mitra the Bull, and Mitra the Raven
Mitra Sun Goddess on (Top Left)
Moon Goddess on (Top Right)
Cautopates: Mitra’s Disciple, the Downward Torch Career representing Dusk (Left)
Cautes: Mitra’s Disciple, the Upward Torch Career representing Dawn (Right)
Raven, Snake and Dog are present


Mitra Sacrificing the Bull Raised Mosaic
Mitra’s 12 Disciples (Zodiac Months) are displayed on the arch above her head
Many Faces of Mitra are displayed again:
Mitra the Sun Goddess, Mitra the Hunter, Mitra the Bull, and Mitra the Raven
Mitra Sun Goddess on (Top Left)
Moon Goddess on (Top Right)
Cautopates: Mitra’s Disciple, the Downward Torch Career representing Dusk (Left)
Cautes: Mitra’s Disciple, the Upward Torch Career representing Dawn (Right)
Raven, Snake, Lion and Dog are present


Mitra Sacrificing the Bull Statue 2nd AD, British Museum, England


Mitraeum Reconstruction at University of New Castle


Mitra Persian Sun Goddess Antique Disk

Zoroastrian Fire Temple Ranks

Zoroastrianism has adapted Mitraism as a part of its doctrine. Zoroastrians highly respect and study Mitra and Mitraism.

Hierarchy of the Persian Zoroastrian Fire Temple is millenniums old; however, it had a different structure in ancient times than now.

Then:

Ancient Zoroastrian Fire Temple Ranks
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I. Maq (Magi) = Fire Keeper
II. Mobed = Zoroastrian Priest
III. Mobed-e Mobedan = Zoroastrian High Priest

Now:

Modern Zoroastrian Fire Temple Ranks
________________________________
I. Herbad = Minor Priest
II. Mobed = Zoroastrian Priest
III. Dastur = High Priest Judge


Zoroastrian Priestess and Priest during Ceremony
Fire Temple, Tehran, Iran


Zoroastrian Priestesses and Priests during Ceremony for Mehregan Persian Festival of the Sun
Fire Temple, Yazd, Iran


Zoroastrian Priests during Ceremony for Mehregan Persian Festival of the Sun
Fire Temple, New York, USA


Zoroastrian Priests at the Fire Temple, Iran


Fire and the Fire Keeper
Keeping the Holy Eternal Torch Flame Alive
Zoroastrian Priest at the Fire Temple, Iran

Mitraic Rituals

7 Holy Major Mitraic Rituals
Mitraists had various peculiar and eccentric rituals. The most important ones were 7 rituals, again after the Persian Holy number 7. Number 7 is the Persian Mitraic and Zoroastrian Holy Number and has good omen. The rituals were:

Mitraic Rituals
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* Mass
* Liberation
* Worship of the Sun
* Respect to the Light
* Respect to the Fire
* Divine Banquet
* Death and Resurrection

Again, do you see the resemblance between the first and last two Mitraic Rituals and the Christian Rituals?

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