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Was Mithra Born of a Virgin Mother?

Was Mithra Born of a Virgin Mother? [Kindle Edition]

Acharya S , D.M. Murdock

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This paper provides evidence that the pre-Christian Persian, Armenian and Asian Minor goddess Anahita was considered both a virgin and a mother, at some point viewed as having given birth parthenogenetically to the Perso-Armenian god Mithra.

For evidence the author draws upon ancient texts and traditions, often preceding the common era by centuries to millennia, as well as the opinions of credentialed modern authorities. The thesis presented here also demonstrates that certain motifs and traditions found within Christianity in reality predate that faith and possibly served as a source thereof.

Table of Contents
  • Was the Persian Goddess Anahita the Pre-Christian Virgin Mother of Mithra?
  • Introduction
  • The Achaemenians
  • Goddess of Venus and the Moon
  • Cybele and Nana
  • Anahita, Immaculate Virgin and Mother of the Gods
  • Mithra's Mother?
  • The 'Rock-Born' and 'Mountain-Born'
  • The Zoroastrian Virgin-Born Savior
  • The Epic of Sasun
  • The History of Vartan
  • Mitra, Born of the Virgin Aditi
  • Macho Mithraism
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Endnotes

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 247 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Stellar House Publishing (25 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004L2LKJI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,121 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Virgin Birth 12 Jun 2014
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This is an important contribution to the story of Mithra. I found it enlightening and informative and also interesting. I read it through in one sitting. I recommend it to anyone interested in studying ancient beliefs.
4.0 out of 5 stars Virgin Birth A Very Common Religious Theme 5 Dec 2013
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Virgin Birth! What a concept. It was a very popular theme in many, if not most, of the early religious traditions, and Christians picked up on it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Thesis 19 April 2013
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Although not necessarily original (but what is), this book provides an excellent introduction into the history of Near Eastern religious thought as expressed through the mystery cults. The author provides a scholarly and factual basis for the cultural institutions that influenced later Judeo-Christian thought.
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