Definition of Mithras

1. Noun. Ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god.

Exact synonyms: Mithra
Generic synonyms: Persian Deity
Derivative terms: Mithraistic

Definition of Mithras

1. n. The sun god of the Persians.

Definition of Mithras

1. Proper noun. A Roman god, cult figure of the 2nd-4th century Roman mystery religion known as the "Mysteries of Mithras" (now colloquially Mithraism) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mithras

Mitchella repens
Mitella diphylla
Mitella pentandra
Mithras (current term)
Mithridates VI
Mithridates the Great
Mitrofanoff principle
Mitrula elegans
Mitsuda antigen
Mitsuda reaction
Mitsunobu reaction
Mitsuo's phenomenon

Literary usage of Mithras

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The typical bas relief, which is found in great abundance in the museums of Europe, invariably represents Mithras, under the form of a youth with conical ..."

2. The Cults of Ostia by Lily Ross Taylor (1913)
"The cult of Mithras was propagated in the West chiefly by soldiers, slaves*and merchants. Recruits levied in the lands where Mithras reigned supreme or ..."

3. The Age of Fable; Or, Beauties of Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch, John Loughran Scott (1898)
"In Mithras (Vatican, Rome). consequence of this ... His worship drifted eastward, and under the name of Mithras entered Germany at the time of the Roman ..."

4. The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries by Charles William Heckethorn (1897)
"Mysteries of Mithras.—Upon the trunk of a religion so spiritual and hostile ... Mithras is a beneficent genius presiding over the sun, the most powerful of ..."

5. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1837)
"... the Platonic and Christian, is the immediate opifex or architect of the world ; and this seems to be properly that which was called Mithras in Eubulus. ..."

6. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"And thus Zoroaster and the ancient Magi acknowledged one and the same supreme Deity, under the different names of Mithras and ..."

7. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling, Charles Wolcott Balestier (1906)
"A SONG TO Mithras Mithras, God of the Morning, our trumpets waken the Wall! ... Now as the names are answered and the guards are marched away, Mithras, ..."

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