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Mithras is often represented as carrying a lamb on his shoulders, just as Jesus is. The virgin mother..easily merged with the virgin mother Mary.
Petra, the sacred rock of Mithraism, became Peter, the foundation of the Christian Church." Gerald Berry, "Mithra or Mitra is...worshipped as Itu (Mitra-Mitu-Itu) in every house of the Hindus in India.
(Legge, II, 240) By the Roman legionnaires, Mithra—or , as he began to be known in the Greco-Roman world—was called "the divine Sun, the Unconquered Sun." He was said to be "Mighty in strength, mighty ruler, greatest king of gods! " Mithra was also deemed "the mediator" between heaven and earth, a role often ascribed to the god of the sun. Flavius Hyginus" dating to around 80 to 100 AD/CE in Rome dedicates an altar to "Sol Invictus Mithras"—"The Unconquered Sun Mithra"—revealing the hybridization reflected in other artifacts and myths. The religion eventually migrated from Asia Minor through the soldiers, many of whom had been citizens of the region, into Rome and the far reaches of the Empire.
Syrian merchants brought Mithraism to the major cities, such as Alexandria, Rome and Carthage, while captives carried it to the countryside.
Itu (derivative of Mitu or Mitra) is considered as the Vegetation-deity.
This Mithra or Mitra (Sun-God) is believed to be a Mediator between God and man, between the Sky and the Earth.
Among its members during this period were emperors, politicians and businessmen.
(Schironi, 104) His worship purified and freed the devotee from sin and disease.
Eventually, Mithra became more militant, and he is best known as a warrior.
In discussing what may have been recounted by ancient writers asserted to have written many volumes about Mithraism, such as Eubulus of Palestine and "a certain Pallas," Gordon (, v.
2, 150) remarks: "Certainly Zoroaster would have figured largely; and so would the Persians and the magi." It seems that the ancients themselves did not divorce the eastern roots of Mithraism, as exemplified also by the remarks of Dio Cassius, who related that in 66 AD/CE the king of Armenia, Tiridates, visited Rome.